In Colwell Playhouse at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Geoff Sobelle’s Homecaptivated the audience on Friday night. The play brought together theater, illusions, and some impressive engineering for the set that was used. The performance pressed the audience to consider the true meaning of a home as we watched the lives of several characters play out in one space.
Have you ever been to a show and felt anonymous in the crowd? Well, that’s how it began on September 7th. The lights in Tryon Festival Theater were focused on the stage as we awaited the performer of the night: Buddy Guy. I had never heard of him prior to this show and I did not know what to expect.
Sonic Illinois’ interpretation of the Rape of Lucretia provides a modern look at a classic play
written by Janarth Dheenadhayalan
I had never heard of the Rape of Lucretia before, so I was excited to see what this performance would be like. I had been to an opera before but it was in Italian so I was forced to read the subtitles to understand the context of the play. I greatly appreciate that this was sung in English because it meant that I could keep my eyes off of the supertitles and on the performers. I think this alone elevated my experience of the performance.
Light projection of the Krannert Center’s Opening Night.
The Krannert Opening Night Party celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Krannert Performing Arts Center. A night full of community, local food and beer/wine vendors, and music surrounded hundreds of eager faces. As a Graphic Design senior in the college of Fine and Applied Arts, I had never in all my college career visited an opening night party. I’m lucky to have had the opportunity to have experienced it my last year. I would highly recommend this event to students for things to do before they graduate!