Dancing at Lughnasa: Reviewed

The Mundy sisters arrived into town fresh off the boat from the Northwest of Ireland for two showings of Brian Friel’s ‘Dancing at Lughnasa.’ Part of the ‘On The Rocks’ student-run (and might I add very successful) theatre and arts festival, the Mundy family had some big boots to fill and the sold out Barron theatre eagerly awaited their arrival on stage.

Big Top Ball // What To Wear

Drop the books, juggle those deadlines and run away with the circus this weekend. Big Top Ball is here, so quit your clowning.  After the cartwheels and highwire antics of On The Rocks festival, dress yourselves in sequins and a top hat, mosey over to Lower College Lawn, and party on down with the elephant rumoured be in attendance.

Bitter Root: Reviewed

Kicking off the On The Rocks festival was the drama Bitter Root written by our very own Joanna Alpern, performed in the Barron Theatre. In my opinion, student written plays are always the most interesting and raw to view and Bitter Root offered the audience a mature and touching piece of theatre. In the director’s notes, Joanna highlights that the play was a reaction to both Mike Leigh’s Grief and the ignorance shown to those families who suffer the loss of someone through suicide. A difficult subject to tackle, yet Alpern allows the themes of flowers and of joy and grief to be shown through all theatrical elements.

Plays & Players: Bitter Root

Psyched for On The Rocks beginning this week? Us too! Courtesy of the OtR press team, we present some interviews with those involved to whet your appetite. Joanna Alpern, author and director of Bitter Root, talks about her play.