Melinda Macdessi

The Magical Musical: Strong performances overshadow minor flaws

Generic Theatre Company presents this weekend its first musical, Pippi, a humorous tale of a young prince trying to find his way in life. The show was produced on Broadway under the direction of world-renowned choreographer Bob Fosse. Director and choreographer Frannie Rosenberg recreated this magical musical with a style that reflects the spirit of […]

Fantasy Land

The GW Theatre and Dance Department gave a modern twist to its version of William Shakespeare’s romantic comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The production is a hip, non-traditional portrayal of the classic satire. The appeal of the show is the production’s minimalist approach. Director Alan Wade creates a mystical world with fairies, the forest and […]

Students anticipate Halloween on campus

Parties and costume contests will spook GW students this year during Halloween celebrations at the Mount Vernon and Foggy Bottom campuses. At Mount Vernon, the Student Development Center is hosting a traditional Halloween party Friday at the Pub at Mount Vernon. The party is free for all GW students and starts at 9 p.m. The […]

SA hosts `GWitch Project’ retreat

Getting lost during a hike, roasting s’mores over a bonfire, and viewing the movie The Blair Witch Project were all part of the Student Association’s goal to build leadership skills at the GWitch Project student retreat this weekend at Hemlock Overlook Park in Virginia. On the first day of the retreat, the group watched the […]

Generic Theatre perfects `Picasso at the Lapin Agile’

As you walk into Downstage Lisner, it’s suddenly Oct. 4, 1904. You are in a small Paris caf?, the Lapin Agile. You take a seat and a friendly bartender, Freddy, pours you a drink. Meanwhile, you’re delighted to enjoy the company of a hilarious old barfly, Gaston; a sassy waitress, Germaine; a sultry woman, Suzanne; […]

Speakers dissect the role of Jewish women

Modern Jewish women should evaluate their roles in the synagogue and society, speakers told students at a lecture Tuesday. The Committee on Jewish Traditions and Political Renewal hosted the first panel in a four-part series. Tuesday’s discussion was called “Women of Valor: Jewish Women and Political Marginalization.” The speakers included Rabbi Yitzchok Breitowitz from the […]

`The Dead Monkey’ perfectly combines all elements

The Woolly Mammoth Theatre has brought back “The Dead Monkey.” The play by Nick Darke is a fascinating portrayal of a California surfer couple that has relationship problems because of a pet monkey’s life and death. It is hilarious, shocking and thought-provoking. At first, the play is a little unnerving because of the blatant extremes […]

Engineering lecture focuses on gender

Professor Cheryl Bartholomew from George Mason University told a group of mostly female engineering majors that gender distinctions continue to pervade society, concentrating on the fact that the gender gap in science is increasing. “Forty-five percent of girls take four years of mathematics as compared to 64 percent of boys,” she said. “Women and minorities […]

GW terminates meal point sales of cigarettes

Provisions Market stopped accepting points earlier this month from students purchasing cigarettes, administrators said. GW can no longer accept cigarette purchases on points because of the tax status of meal plans, said Barbara Porter, GW’s director of public affairs. Under GW’s point system, students are not charged tax on their purchases. But when students make […]

Hippos makes a big debut with Heads Are Gonna Roll

New-wave ska surged into the mainstream with groups such as Save Ferris, Less than Jake and the Aquabats paving the way. Since then, countless ska bands have signed with major labels to get their name out across the country. The next in line of these bands is The Hippos. A Southern California-based ska band, The […]