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“The Drowsy Chaperone” offers a sobering take on escapism

Portraying the character Janet Van De Graaff, junior Arden Dickson rehearses a scene from “The Drowsy Chaperone.”

Tyler Kinzy, Deputy Managing EiC

February 12, 2020

It is only fitting that the most reflective moment of a frenzied 20-character musical came when all but one were frozen in place. The Man in Chair (senior Dennis McMorrow) pauses, and for the first time in well over an hour, theatergoers could have heard a pin drop. “Look, I know it’s not a perfect s...

Theatre department readies for meta musical “The Drowsy Chaperone”

Singing his character titular song

Olivia Bradshaw, Convergence Journalism Writer

February 7, 2020

After more than three months of preparation, the theatre department is debuting their production of “The Drowsy Chaperone,” a musical comedy paying tribute to–while also parodying–golden-age musicals. The show centers around an unnamed “man in a chair,” played by senior Dennis McMorrow, providing comm...

“Boeing Boeing” takes flight to deliver laughs and lessons alike

Seniors Aaliyah Weston and Katie Solodar portray Bertha and Gretchen, respectively, in a scene from “Boeing Boeing.”

Tyler Kinzy, Deputy Managing EiC

October 7, 2019

Robert (senior Charlie Foy) resentfully gulps down a glass of whiskey. From across the room, Bertha (senior Aaliyah Weston) sets the house rotary phone back onto the desk and pivots towards the former. “Drink up. We’re in for a bumpy night." The performance itself? Anything but bumpy. As a th...

Cast and crew look ahead to premiere of The 39 Steps

Scaling a fence while handcuffed, sophomore Arden Dickson and senior Hayden Riehl perform a scene from

Tyler Kinzy, Sports Editor

September 20, 2018

This week marks the culmination of a four-month production process dating back to last May as the fall play, "The 39 Steps," is slated for a Sept. 21 debut, followed by two showings the next day. “It’s a lot of fun. It’s like an old spy movie but taken on stage,” senior director MJ Strick...

Inside an Improv Show

Freshman Clare Weaver and junior Derek Isele perform an improv scene.

Tyler Kinzy, Sports Editor

May 24, 2018

We took an inside look at the Running With Scissors Improv Team and their final show of the year May 4, 2018.

Improv team improves with new talent

Freshman Allani Gordon attends practice as senior Steven Ou lounges behind her.

Kathryn Harter, Multimedia Editor

November 17, 2015

With only four out of 20 members with experience, The Running With Scissors Improv Team is back for another year.

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