Arts & Entertainment

Review: Late, a Cowboy Song

Last Friday, April 21, faculty, students, and admitted students crowded into Runnals Theater to watch the opening night of Late, A Cowboy Song. The performance traces the lives of Crick and Mary, a couple in Pittsburgh who have supposedly been in love since age eight, but have struggled with their relationship recently. Crick appears alarmingly possessive over Mary, and Mary […]

2017 Roberts Road lineup revealed in video

2017 Roberts Road lineup revealed in video

Last week, the Student Programming Board, SPB, released the long-awaited lineup for the annual Roberts Road spring festival in a video made by Palmer Taylor ’17, Riley Meidell ’18 and David Martin ’19. The artists performing next week at the festival are D.R.A.M. feat. Daff, with special guests Kap Slap and Jimi Tents. The video featured an old-school boombox and […]

Looking back on Arts@CLAS

Today, all of Colby will be wrapped up in posters and presentations for the all-day academic experience of the Colby Liberal Arts Symposium (CLAS). But this event had a preview event the night before, with performances spread through the Bixler building and the Colby Museum starting at 6 p.m. yesterday. Like CLAS, Arts@CLAS is designed to give students a chance […]

First trans Survivor contestant outed on national television

First trans Survivor contestant outed on national television

On the April 12 episode of Survivor: Game Changers, castaway Zeke Smith was outed as the show’s first transgender contestant by another contestant, Jeff Varner. Varner, himself an openly gay man, assessed that Smith was transgender and revealed the information at an emotional tribal council. He entered the tribal as the target of elimination. According to Varner’s exit press, Smith’s […]

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Waiting Until it Disappears Again

Waiting Until it Disappears Again

“Dip your toes in the pools of blood,” they said. And so, he did — dipped his toes — yet with the utmost care to not dip his toenails for fear that the blood might stain his nail beds for weeks afterwards. His mother would see his red toenails and worry that he had developed some strange fungus that only […]

Spring Awakening covers heavy themes with grace

Spring Awakening covers heavy themes with grace

In a surprisingly intimate production for its Page Commons location, this past weekend Powder and Wig’s Spring Awakening impressed audiences and tackled difficult issues with grace. Spring Awakening, a 2006 musical adaptation of the 1891 play by Frank Wedekind, explores the confusing emotions of teenage sexuality, including puberty, and the lack of sex education in the setting of late 19th […]

Archer Dreamland review

Archer Dreamland review

Adam Reed’s Archer season seven ended with a gut punch. So much so that the show itself wasn’t guaranteed to continue. But, in the tradition of long-running adult cartoons, it’s back. Following the continued trope of detective-noir, this season is set in the 1940s in both fictitious and literal Dreamland—in Sterling Archer’s head—rather than the ambiguous vintage-modern mix of previous […]

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No Limits: Zao Wou-Ki exhibit  celebrated at Colby Museum of Art

No Limits: Zao Wou-Ki exhibit celebrated at Colby Museum of Art

The Colby Museum of Art welcomed the pioneering exhibit No Limits: Zao Wou-Ki for an expansive four-month stay, filling the floors of both the lower and upper galleries with bursts of color and diaphanous shapes. While this exhibit has been open to the public since February, the Colby Museum put together an event this past Thursday to celebrate the exhibit’s […]

White Rabbit, Red Rabbit: the show I can’t talk about

White Rabbit, Red Rabbit takes significant lengths to ensure that all of its content is, almost frighteningly, unknown. Usually, when you see a play, you have a general idea of what it is about. Maybe you looked it up, maybe you heard about it through the grapevine, maybe your friend told you about it while trying to convince you to […]

Spring Awakening director speaks about upcoming performance

Spring Awakening director speaks about upcoming performance

This coming weekend, Powder and Wig will put on the critically-acclaimed Spring Awakening in Page Commons. Echo spoke with director Katie Monteleone ’18 to discuss her views on the upcoming production. Echo: How did you decide to put on Spring Awakening? Katie Monteleone: I wanted to direct Spring Awakening because it has been one of my favorite musicals for a […]

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