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Let’s talk about violence: ‘The Wild Party’ and the performance of survivor solidarity

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably noticed that Ram’s Head Theatrical Society has recently wrapped up its latest production, “The Wild Party,” a 1999 musical based on Joseph Moncure March’s 1928 narrative poem of the same name. A recipient of rave reviews, the show chronicles the budding romance (if one can use…

Ram’s Head Theatrical Society’s ‘Wild Party’ brings out the party animal in us all

Reeling in last year’s success with the rock musical, “Rent,” Ram’s Head Theatrical Society took on yet another difficult and risqué production: “The Wild Party.” This year, exchanging rock ballads for ragtime show tunes, Ram’s Head proved once again the versatility of Stanford’s premier performers and technicians. Set in the concrete jungle of New York City, “The…

Theater review: The Original Winter One Acts bring psychological depth to student theater

Wit as a deflection. A caustic facade as a form of distraction. Sarcasm as a protective shield. These concepts of using the lighthearted to distract from a buried, often dark inner struggle permeate this year’s set of Original Winter One Acts: three shows written, directed, produced and performed by students, with themes ranging from young…