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“Lives” proves to be witty, ridiculous comedy

“Lives” proves to be witty, ridiculous comedy

February 25, 2013 Comments

Katelyn Canon

Love can make people crazy, and also deliver a firm, back-handed slap every now and then. [caption id="attachment_16397" align="alignleft" width="150"] Sebastian Smith and Lauryn Roberts rehearse for the play “Private Lives”. The play will be Friday night, March 1st at 7:30.[/caption] In the 1930s throwback, the cast of “Private Lives” demonstrated the confusing complexity of […]

“Carnage” is quite a show

“Carnage” is quite a show

February 24, 2013 Comments

Daniel Cobb

Arguments aren’t fun to be a part of, but they sure are fun to watch.  God of Carnage, one of two plays currently being presented by Missouri Western, runs with this idea throughout most of its 80-minute runtime. And while the first ten minutes or so are a bit tame in terms of humor, the remainder […]

“Side Effects” Bleeds Tension

February 19, 2013 Comments

Brian Duskey

Sometimes a film is so stellar that you cease becoming an audience member, and instead become a slave to its prowess. [caption id="attachment_16002" align="alignleft" width="150"] *Photo courtesy of imdb.com[/caption] This is exactly what happened with Steven Soderbergh’s latest film “Side Effects.” This mysterious thriller isn’t a perfect film. It has some script issues and it […]

Zombie-flick “Warms” Hearts

Zombie-flick “Warms” Hearts

February 7, 2013 Comments

Brian Duskey

It’s like “Twilight,” with a story. [caption id="attachment_15484" align="alignleft" width="150"] courtesy of http://www.nonstophonolulu.com[/caption] In actuality, Jonathan Levine’s zombie-flick resembles a more famous romantic tale. Instead of borrowing it’s characters from Stephenie Meyers’ vampire series, it borrows them from William Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy “Romeo & Juliet.” This wasn’t a terrible idea. Through clever comedy and a […]

Broadway musical comes to the Midwest

Broadway musical comes to the Midwest

February 6, 2013 Comments

Daniel Cobb

The sheer amount of profanity is unlike anything I have ever seen on stage, but Book of Mormon keeps it classy with award winning music and a great sense of self awareness. [caption id="attachment_15395" align="alignleft" width="150"] *courtesy of theaterpimp.com[/caption] Book of Mormon is a musical created by Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the creators of […]

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