Volume 152 • Issue 24
The Newspaper of Amherst College Since 1868
Monday, May 29, 2023
By Madeline Lawson '25
May 10, 2023
Ghostlight finished its inaugural season this weekend with the play “Art.” Managing Arts & Living Editor Madeline Lawson ’25 recaps the stellar performances and impressive set design by Amherst’s newest student theater troupe.
By Dustin Copeland '25
April 12, 2023
“Hope Springs,” the senior thesis project between lee folpe ’23 and Cameron Mueller-Harder ’23, premiered in Holden Experimental Theater from April 6 to 8. Senior Managing Editor Dustin Copeland ’25 lauds its staging of the vital need for stewardship — of our earth, community, and bodies.
April 5, 2023
The Ghostlight Double Feature premiered this weekend with the student-written plays “Meteoric” and “BY You.” The shows were full of comedy and showcased the skills of Amherst’s playwrights, actors, and stage crew.
By Alex Brandfonbrener '23
March 29, 2023
Green Room presented its Ten Minute Play Festival, celebrating student theater with four original plays. Managing Arts & Living Editor Alex Brandfonbrener ʼ23 gives his thoughts on the productions’ humor and whismy.
By Olivia Lynch '25
February 22, 2023
This weekend, the Theater & Dance Department debuted Sterling Kee ’23’s senior thesis performance “Myths and Hymns,” which explores themes of self-discovery and the human relationship to the divine. Olivia Lynch ’25 reflects on the transcendent nature of the performance.
By Joe Sweeney '25
December 7, 2022
This past weekend, Ghostlight presented “Workshop,” a play written and directed by Miles Garcia ’25. Joe Sweeney ’25 reviews the piece, expressing appreciation for its treatment of the unsaid.
On Dec. 1 to 3, the Theater and Dance Department produced “In Worlds, As If,” a joint thesis project from Hee Won Youn ‘23, Nick Govus ‘23E, and Julian Brown ‘23. The multimedia performance portrayed a haunting dream with unsettling imagery.
November 9, 2022
Green Room’s production of “The Birdcage” flew in for Family Weekend. Managing Arts and Living Editor Alex Brandfonbrener ’23 reviews the show, which aptly follows a young couple and the contentious union of their two families.
By Noor Rahman '25
November 2, 2022
Green Room’s first production of the semester, “Cars: A Parody,” debuted on Oct. 21. Assistant Arts and Living Editor Noor Rahman ’25 reviews the show, noting the talent of the cast and the wit of the writing.
October 5, 2022
Amherst’s newest theater group, Ghostlight, premiered their “Triple Feature” this week. Managing Arts and Living Editor Alex Brandfonbrener ’23 discusses the trio of student productions, which each featured original scripts and casts.
September 14, 2022
Amherst’s newest student-run theater group, Ghostlight, is currently preparing for their first production, a “Triple Feature” later this month. Managing Arts and Living Editor Alex Brandfonbrener ’23 sits down with Matt Vitelli ’24 to discuss the founding and future of the group.
By Ross Kilpatrick '24E
April 20, 2022
Ross Kilpatrick ’24E reviews Green Room’s “The Flick,” a play he describes as “a love letter to film.” Written by Annie Baker, the play won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2014.
Remember the Green Room Ten Minute Play Festival earlier this month? Joe Sweeney ’25 pokes fun at the festival, reviewing a fictitious seventh play which he deems unwatchable.
April 13, 2022
Mattea Denney’s ʼ22 senior thesis was a reproduction of Jason Robert Brown’s musical “The Last Five Years.” Olivia Lynch ʼ25 reviews the play, which featured unconventional storytelling and a talented cast.
By Theo Hamilton '23
April 6, 2022
The Amherst College Green Room put on its annual Ten Minute Play Festival this weekend. Senior Managing Editor Theo Hamilton ʼ23 summarizes the short and punchy sketches.
March 30, 2022
Alistair Edwards’ ’22 senior thesis in Theater and Dance, “Boundless,” is a radio play that premiered on March 25 and 26. Managing Arts and Living Editor Madeline Lawson ’25 walks through the production and Edwards’ thesis process.
February 9, 2022
Sebastian Son’s ’22 senior thesis in music composition, “Reasons to Leave,” integrated original musical pieces with strong theatrical performances. Managing Arts & Living Editor Alex Brandfonbrener ’23 explores the one-night production and Son’s creative process.
By Tapti Sen ’25
October 27, 2021
Emma Ratshin '22E's senior thesis "Bad Jews" was performed last weekend, providing a provocative and dark examination of family, religious identity, and community. Assistant opinion editor Tapti Sen '25 breaks down the play and its brilliantly difficult characters.