New Players Director Brings Broadway Talent to Manhattan College

By Brooke DellaRocco, Staff Writer After a successful spring season, Players, Manhattan College’s performing arts group, is stepping into the year with a new board of leaders and an entirely new director. Will Erat, a performer himself, is looking forward to getting to work with the program and collaborate with the community.  Erat has performed in both Off-Broadway and Broadway shows including “Catch Me if … Continue reading New Players Director Brings Broadway Talent to Manhattan College

MC Players’ Production of “Play On!” Sells Out and Leads to Award Nominations for Cast Members

By, Jilleen Barrett, Features Editor & Managing Editor They came, they saw, they sold out.  The Manhattan College Players performed in “Play On!”, a disastrous play within a hilarious play, which proved to be a success after all three shows sold out. The Quadrangle got the chance to see the performance during the show’s open dress rehearsal and talk to some of the players afterward. … Continue reading MC Players’ Production of “Play On!” Sells Out and Leads to Award Nominations for Cast Members

Players Hosts A Successful First Open Mic Night

By Megan LaCreta, Arts & Entertainment Editor On Thursday night, the classic chords of Bill Withers’ “Just the Two of Us,” rang out onto West 238th Street, marking the start of the Manhattan College Players’ first Open Mic Night at An Beal Bocht Cafe. Luis Chavez, a junior sound studies major with minors in theater and music, and development director for the Players, performed the … Continue reading Players Hosts A Successful First Open Mic Night

MC Players Return to the Stage in “Significant Other”

by Jilleen Barrett & Katie Heneghan, A&E Editor & Web Editor The Manhattan College Players performed Joshua Harmon’s play “Significant Other,” in the blackbox theatre throughout the weekend of Friday, November 12. With three in-person performances throughout the weekend, Play- ers is truly back in full force. “Significant Other” covers a wide range of topics, from friendships, to romantic relationships, to the challenges of getting … Continue reading MC Players Return to the Stage in “Significant Other”

MC Players Achieves Success at Annual Award Festival

by Shannon Gleba & Colleen McNamara, Senior Writer & Asst. Sports Editor After a year that brought many challenges to the world of theatre and arts, the Manhattan College Players were nominated for and won many awards at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. Led by their director James Ryan Caldwell, several MC students attended last week’s virtual festival, auditioned for a number of … Continue reading MC Players Achieves Success at Annual Award Festival

M.C. Players Gain Recognition and Honor at The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival

by Gillian Puma, Senior Writer The Manhattan College Players found themselves taking their talent outside of Manhattan College, taking on a new stage for The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. A select number of students from the Players were chosen to perform at the festival in Cape Cod, Mass. Respondents from the festival come to see the musicals and plays performed throughout the year. After … Continue reading M.C. Players Gain Recognition and Honor at The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival

D&D Comes to Life in MC Players Production of “She Kills Monsters”

by Lauren Schuster, Senior Writer In the latest Manhattan College Players’ production “She Kills Monsters,” the popular fantasy role-play game “Dungeons and Dragons” (D&D) comes to life on stage bringing unexpected revelations for young school teacher Agnes Evans, played by Megan Lawlor. Agnes’ life was extremely average until one day her parents and her teenage sister Tilly, played by Madeline Byrne, die suddenly in a … Continue reading D&D Comes to Life in MC Players Production of “She Kills Monsters”

“The Independent Woman”: MC Players Host V-Day Performance

by August Kissel, Web Editor Each year, the Manhattan College Players host the V-Day play. This play is meant to be a brave space where the players can take action through the medium of theater and this year monologues. The play was called “The Independent Women” and it was directed by junior Isabel Quiñones and sophomore Katie Doyle. Together the girls curated a variety of poems, spoken … Continue reading “The Independent Woman”: MC Players Host V-Day Performance

Martin Marchitto, Director of MC Players, to Depart at Semester’s End

by Rose Brennan & Alyssa Velazquez, A&E  Editor & Production Editor After five years and ten productions with the Manhattan College Players, adjunct professor of theater and Players’ director Martin “Marty” Marchitto will depart the college Marchitto will be leaving his position at MC in favor of the position of Artistic/Executive Director at the Center Stage Theatre, a non-profit theatre and theatre education center in Shelton, Conn. “My … Continue reading Martin Marchitto, Director of MC Players, to Depart at Semester’s End