Happily Ever After?: “Into the Woods” Staged by MC Players

Photos compiled by Xiaoyang Wu / THE QUADRANGLE For the dates of April 12 through 15, the MC Players performed “Into the Woods”: a mashup of classic fairy tales that show us “happily ever after” might not truly exist. The story follows a baker and his wife, along with many other fairy tale favorites: Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (from Jack and the Beanstalk), Rapunzel … Continue reading Happily Ever After?: “Into the Woods” Staged by MC Players

MC Players Awarded for Fall “Rumors” Performance

The Manhattan College Players have taken home two awards from the American College Theater Festival for their fall semester performance “Rumours.” The first honor was given to the entire cast and crew for “Excellence in Creation of Student-Driven Work” and awards were also given to two players, Matthew Peters and Camryn Kidney, for their outstanding comedic performances. The comedy, a farcical play written by Neil … Continue reading MC Players Awarded for Fall “Rumors” Performance

MC Players Perform Reading of “Oleanna”

The Manhattan College Players were back in action on Thursday, Feb. 15 in the Black Box as they performed a play reading of David Mamet’s “Oleanna.” The play is broken up into three acts and consists of two characters: a college student named Carol (performed by Gabriella Herrera) and a college professor named John (performed by Peter Martino). The play deals with the topics of … Continue reading MC Players Perform Reading of “Oleanna”

For V-Day, Players Perform in Solidarity with Women

by Haley Burnside Assistant Editor On Saturday night, the Manhattan College Players presented an emotional show displaying solidarity with women and girls. The show, titled “These Are My Pieces,” featured monologues, works of poetry and speeches written by women and for women. The show was directed by senior Ange Lopilato and freshman Gabby Kasper. Both male and female students stood in front of the audience gathered … Continue reading For V-Day, Players Perform in Solidarity with Women

MC Players Fight Violence Against Women

by TORI JAMES, Staff Writer This past Saturday night, as a Valentine’s Day weekend tradition, the Manhattan College Players presented their annual “V-Day” performance with selections from A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant and a Prayer. The performance included 20 members of the MC Players ranging from freshman to senior status. The show itself included several readings, all in relation to the prevention of violence against women … Continue reading MC Players Fight Violence Against Women

The Familyhood of the Travelling Dining Table

by ADANNA CARTER, Staff Writer Strap yourself in for a time traveling adventure to the 1850’s. Prepare for a journey that begins near the Great Depression and fluctuates towards the time traveling waves of today. “The Dining Room” is a  throwback to traditional times in which obedience, propriety, and respect for elders were the norm. The play centers around the dining room table, which symbolizes the … Continue reading The Familyhood of the Travelling Dining Table

Murder Mystery Show A Hit For Family Weekend

Adanna Carter, Contributing Writer The lights dim, the chatter fades, and the mystery begins as Gene Culpepper, director of the play “Murders in the Heir,” initiates the play. Mr. Culpepper, a character with upbeat passion and a voice for correction, sets the scene for the murder mystery by detailing the important key factors to keep in mind as the cast characters walk on. The play takes … Continue reading Murder Mystery Show A Hit For Family Weekend

Behind The Scenes of The Players

Melissa Gallardo, Contributing Writer The Players of Manhattan College are more than just your average theatre ensemble or performing arts group, they’re a family. The values of the Players are shown through their dedication and welcoming atmosphere. With many upcoming productions, including “The Murder’s in the Heir” and “The Dining Room” the students at Manhattan are to have a treat. This year alone, there were … Continue reading Behind The Scenes of The Players

Manhattan College Players Preview

Taylor Brethauer, Staff Writer The Manhattan Players certainly have their plates full this semester with many shows and events planned that they hope will interest those who have participated in theater before.  There’s a reason that requirements for the ensemble on the manhattan.edu page list “a love of acting and the theatrical arts.” Yet no matter what your theatrical background is, the group is happy to welcome … Continue reading Manhattan College Players Preview