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Rappaccini Variations: Japanese Noh Theatre Controversy

Becca Siegel

November 10, 2017

The fall HMTC production, “The Rappaccini Variations,” has generated controversy recently regarding its usage of Noh, a type of Japanese theatre. “The Rappaccini Variations,” uses a combination of different theatre styles, such as Noh, to narrate Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story “Rappaccini’s D...

The Rappaccini Variations: Dressing the Part

Amelia Feiner

November 10, 2017

The costume shop is filled with actors searching for their given outfits amidst hundreds in the crowded room. A loud buzz fills the air, and students crowd around Wendy Kahn, one of the heads of the costume department, asking questions and fixing their ensembles. This buzz continues as Wendy Kahn is...

The Rappaccini Variations: Setting the Stage

The Rappaccini Variations: Setting the Stage

Amelia Feiner

November 10, 2017

The inky theater is empty, save for a few rows of foldout chairs and four fluted columns breaking through the darkness that fills the room. This is the set for “The Rappaccini Variations,” the school’s fall play written and directed by theatre teacher Joseph Timko, which opened Thursday in Black Box ...

The Rappaccini Variations: Student Review

The Rappaccini Variations: Student Review

Solomon Katz

November 10, 2017

The Black Box Theater was filled with laughter and the audience was completely enthralled as the Horace Mann Theater Company’s (HMTC) production of “Rappaccini’s Variation” premiered. The play began with a simple oral presentation to summarize the plot of “Rappaccini’s Daughter” by Nathaniel Hawtho...

The Rappaccini Variations: Changing Roles

The Rappaccini Variations: Changing Roles

Eliza Poster

November 10, 2017

Fluorescent lights illuminate the inky walls of the Black Box Theater, revealing Spencer Kahn (10) sporting the characteristics of a 1930’s radio star. He saunters about the stage with his co-stars, boisterous and comical, but within a mere half hour, he returns to the spotlight as a solemn puppet...

Advanced ensembles rock first concert

Advanced ensembles rock first concert

Victor Dimitrov, Staff Writer

November 6, 2017

On the night of Oct. 26, advanced ensembles performed in the Recital Hall, a more intimate and concentrated setting. e concert consisted of Jazz Combos, Chamber Winds, String Sinfonietta, Steel Band G, Concert Glee Club, and the Treble Choir. This was Treble Choir’s first performance, and th...

Spotlight: Annie Liu

Spotlight: Annie Liu

Nishtha Sharma, Staff Writer

November 6, 2017

As students walked by the mysterious wooden box parked in Roth Lobby, Annie Liu (12) anticipated the opening of her installation Swann’s Way on Tuesday, Oct. 24, created as a part of her Independent Study project. Liu built the installation from scratch with the help of Faculty Technical Direc...

Picture Everyone Naked: Students Tackle Stage Fright

Picture Everyone Naked: Students Tackle Stage Fright

Becca Siegel, Staff Writer

October 20, 2017

To performers, stage fright can act as a tremendous barrier. Sometimes actors will forget their lines, public speakers their presentations, or dancers their routines, so petrified by the expansiveness of the stage and the pressure to succeed. Everyone experiences stage fright, from sixth graders danc...

Alumni Write, Produce, and Star in Original Play

Alumni Write, Produce, and Star in Original Play

Caroline Goldenberg, Staff Writer

October 20, 2017

On October 12-14, and with upcoming performances on the 19-21, five alumni of the school: Elizabeth Power (’09), Zoe Maltby (’10), Grace Merriman (’10), Lucas Ingram (’09), and Sophie Costanzi (’09) showcase their work in “My Parents are Here Tonight” at the Access Theater on 380 Broadway...

Security department members play in NYPD Drums and Pipes band

Security department members play in NYPD Drums and Pipes band

Abigail Salzhauer, Staff Writer

October 6, 2017

The somber sound of bagpipes drifted across the field as security guards perform during the school’s 9/11 memorial. As well as being security guards at the school, Tommy Nolan, Pete Clancy, Kevin Maloney, and Bill O’Sullivan have been active members of the New York City Police Department’s (NYPD)...

Spotlight: Cindy Kaiser

Spotlight: Cindy Kaiser

Jeren Wei, Staff Writer

October 6, 2017

“For me, music is my emotional outlet. It is a universal language, and all people can understand it. It’s how I express myself and has been an inseparable part of my life,” Cindy Kaiser (11) said. Kaiser began playing the flute in fifth grade because her mother loved the sound of the instrument,...

Assembly Performances

Mayanka Dhingra, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017

On Tuesday February 6th, students and teachers filled Gross Theatre with the sounds of feet stomping, arms flying through the air, and voices singing along to familiar tunes. This was one of the several assemblies that Director of Student Activities Caroline Bartels organizes each year to showcase...

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