Events on the Hill: Week of Jan. 22

MONDAY Tufts University Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium Details: Tufts University is hosting its annual conference to commemorate the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. Community activists and historians will discuss his legacy and relevance in the present moment. There will be dinner and a keynote lecture. Where and when: Breed Memorial Hall, […]

Do it this weekend: Nov. 10–12

The first full week of November is finally over, and a long weekend is here as our reward! While it might be getting colder outside, there is still plenty to do this weekend both on campus and in the Boston area. Be sure to check out these activities, guaranteed to warm your spirit! FRIDAY & SATURDAY […]

Do it this weekend: Nov. 4-6

Halloween may be over, but there are still plenty of things to check out this weekend. FRIDAY and SATURDAY “Gem of the Ocean” Don’t miss out on your last chance to see Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson’s play this weekend. A post-show discussion will be held after Saturday’s performance with Howard University Professor Sandra Shannon, one of the […]

Kimi Maeda’s ‘Bend’ explores relationship between memory and identity for Day of Remembrance

A black mat blanketed in a thin layer of sand covered the stage at Balch Arena Theatre this past Sunday as part of a performance by artist Kimi Maeda for Tufts’ Day of Remembrance. Wooden blocks, arranged carefully on the stage, formed the images of a house and a car. A wooden rack to the side of […]

‘Next to Normal’ inspires striking combination of awe and discomfort

Theater is most exhilarating when the actors’ emotions aren’t confined to the stage. It’s best when the audience is invited, or rather, forced into the story. The Tufts Department of Drama and Dance’s run of the musical “Next to Normal” does just that. It’s refreshing that at a school like Tufts, where the audience is no stranger to the discussion […]

Tufts Drama and Dance’s production of ‘Next to Normal’ addresses stigma of mental illness

With book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt, “Next to Normal” (2008) is a celebrated rock musical that tells the story of suburban mother Diana Goodman’s struggle with bipolar disorder. The production emphasizes that mental illness is rarely a solitary experience and explores its impact on families. The outstanding execution and […]