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‘Let the Right One In’ terrifies and charms on-stage

‘Let the Right One In’ terrifies and charms on-stage

Alyssa Foley, Editor

February 24, 2017


Filed under Culture, Showcase

You cannot help but fall in love with this quirky vampire. Lucy Mangan plays the ghostly Eli in ‘Let the Right One In’ showing in Houston at the Alley Theatre until March 19.

Marvel got it right

Marvel got it right

Erik Calderon, Culture Editor

February 24, 2016


Filed under Culture, Showcase

‘Deadpool’ is Marvel’s new film starring Ryan Reynolds as Wade—a mercenary for hire. This is one movie that must be seen in a movie theater. The bigger the screen, the better. When Wade is diagnosed with cancer, he undergoes some experimental tests that makes him into the man Deadpool. Director...

Bullets fly over Hobby Center

Bullets fly over Hobby Center

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

December 28, 2015


Filed under Culture, Showcase

Between flying bullets, love affairs, raging hormones, witty lines, showstopping dance moves and the music that made the 1920s roar, some deep themes are explored in Woody Allen’s “Bullets Over Broadway”. The show runs everyday this week through Saturday Jan. 2 at the Houston Hobby Center. Olive Neal (Jemma Jane) is the annoying, failed actress girlfriend of the mafia boss Nick Valenti (Michael Corvino). Valenti financially backs David Shayne’s (Michael Williams)’s play how on the condition that Olive is made a star.

Review: ‘Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?’

Review: ‘Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?’

Cierra Foley, Guest Writer

October 28, 2015


Filed under Culture, Showcase

The play touches on many issues that those who grew up with a Catholic education can relate to; from instruction on how to attend confession to Catholic sex education. The nuns instruct the girls to never wear black panted leather shoes because they reflect up (their skirts), nor pearls because they reflect down (their shirts).

‘The Learned Ladies’ opens at Central

‘The Learned Ladies’ opens at Central

Jimmieka Mills, News Editor

October 15, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

Houston Community College Central drama department is opening their first show of the season, 'The Learned Ladies' by Moliere. 'The Learned Ladies' opened Oct. 8, the remaining shows are Oct 15 – 17 at 7:30 pm in HCC Central’s Theatre One, 3517 Austin at Holman. Tickets are $7 for students and...

Peter Pan flys through Houston

Peter Pan flys through Houston

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

September 12, 2015


Filed under Culture, Showcase

Peter Pan 360 is a feast for the imagination of children and children at heart. From astounding stunts and mesmerizing acrobatics, there is never a dull moment. The character portrayals are on-point with your childhood memories. Peter Pan (Dan Rosales) just wants to have fun. Wendy Darling (Sarah Charles) has all the innocence of a child and maturity of a mother. Tinker Bell (Jessie Sherman) is a petite ball bursting with energy, emotion and fairy dust. Tiger Lily (Porsha Putney) has two dance scenes packed with all the ferociousness of a tiger and grace of a lily. The lost boys and the pirate gang are both equally wild and unruly.

Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men

Jada Newsome, Staff Writer

March 12, 2015


Filed under Culture

HCC Central’s Fine Arts department presented its final showing of “Of Mice and Men” on March 7. The night was filled with laughter, drama and sorrow. The play is based on this story “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck. The story follows two friends who are polar opposites, George and Lenny,...

Central Fine Arts Calendar

Central Fine Arts Calendar

Egalitarian Staff Report

January 29, 2015


Filed under Culture

Houston Community College Central will be hosting several upcoming art events. Please note that there are three venues, the Heinen Theater, Theatre One and The Gallery. These venues are in three different buildings at the Central campus, but have the same street address: 3517 Austin at Holman. A...

Review: The Pot Boiler, The Actor’s Nightmare

Review: The Pot Boiler, The Actor’s Nightmare

Alyssa Foley, Editor

December 9, 2014


Filed under Culture

Houston Community College Southwest Drama Department featured The Pot Boiler by Alice Gerstenberg and The Actor's Nightmare by Christopher Durang in their Theatre Most Absurd: A Performance of Two Comic One-Acts production which ran Nov. 19 - 23, directed by HCC drama instructor Katherine Snider. The Pot ...

Theater Most Absurd : Southwest Fine Arts

Theater Most Absurd : Southwest Fine Arts

Egalitarian Staff Report

November 18, 2014


Filed under Culture

The first act is THE POT BOILER by Alice Gerstenberg. The play takes a satirical look at egotistical actors, tyrannical directors and playwrights who think a dash constitutes witty dialogue. The action takes places during a rehearsal where the actors strive for the heights of ham, and the writer has no idea where it is all going. The second act is THE ACTOR’S NIGHTMARE a satire by Christopher Durang. Do you remember those dreams about a test we didn't study for, in a course we didn't know we were taking, ten years after graduation? Imagine if instead you are an accountant pushed onstage to perform Hamlet in the place of the greatest Shakespearean actor the American Stage has ever known! Welcome to George Spelvin's hilarious nightmare.

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