SnB’s final production is stellar

Ann-Marie MacDonald’s Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) is equal parts a critique and a pastiche of Shakespearian tragedies. A young English academic, Constance Ledbelly (Alex Wilson) gets thrown into the worlds of Othello and Romeo & Juliet and sets out to right the wrongs of the plays and avert the tragic events that befall their respective female leads. Desdemona (Natalie Lopez) gets saved from Othello’s (Kamil Bhatty) rage and jealousy and Iago’s (Wade Theriault) scheming. Juliet (Meg Sutton) and Romeo (Sheldon Paul) get saved from their premature deaths and instead both fall in love with Constance. Wilson was astounding as Constance. She carries each scene she’s in with magnetic stage presence and great skill, conveying Constance’s lovable quirkiness and neurotic […]

Read more

The Zolas bring a mix of new and old

I’ll be the first to admit I find it hard to be critical of the Zolas. Their show at Zaphod Beeblebrox on March 18 was my third time seeing them. I’ve been listening to them for years, as well as to Lotus Child, the band that core members Zachary Gray and Tom Dobrzanski had before The Zolas. As performers, they are still coming into their own, with a few awkward moments in between songs. But when they play, it’s like it’s all they know. Whether it’s packed into Zaphod’s or filling a Bluesfest stage, their energy is infectious and their shows are always fun. However, perhaps because it was my third time seeing them, I found more to be critical […]

Read more

Q+A: Vagina Monologues director Sophie Kourtsidis

The Vagina Monologues are an annual event put on by Vaginas Against Violence, or VAV, a Carleton University club for women and allies that aims to put a stop to gender-based violence. The Charlatan sat down with Sophie Kourtsidis, one of the directors of this year’s production, to talk about the upcoming show. The Charlatan (TC): How is the planning of the show coming along? Sophie Kourtsidis (SK): The planning is essentially done. We are in the final stages of acquiring funding from departments, picking up donations and promoting the show. But the actual planning of the show is all booked, everything else is up in the air. I also wanna say that it’s not just Marissa [Matthews, co-director] and […]

Read more

New graffiti mural painted in Rooster’s

A new mural has recently appeared on what used to be a stark white wall in Rooster’s Coffeehouse, on the 4th floor of Carleton’s University Centre. Ron Barrette, the manager at Rooster’s, said the idea of livening up the coffeehouse with art has been thrown around since the café’s big remodel back in 2013. “The colours are just the white and grey. It’s very sterile and I felt with the way Rooster’s has always been we needed to add more colour to it,” Barrette said. Originally reaching out to the student body on social media to find a student artist, Barrette said he received little to no response in almost two years’ worth of searching, and eventually decided to reach […]

Read more

Review: Bill Condon’s Beauty and the Beast

It’s a tale as old as time—or at least as old as the 1991 animated classic. Disney’s latest live-action remake dazzles with spectacle and profits from the major nostalgia achieved through a not-quite shot-for-shot reincarnation. The film alters some dialogue here and there and adds a few scenes and songs to add depth to the characters, but is almost exactly the same as the original, whether it be the costumes, the framing, or the songs—this film is so faithful that it hits you right in the feels. The added bits feel natural and the new songs are a delight, but they can, at times, throw off the film’s pacing. Additionally, there’s a heaping amount of autotune, particularly for Emma Watson’s […]

Read more
1 2 3 4 5 367