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Students write their own screenplay in summer pre-collegiate course

Designed to give high school students grades eight to 11 a taste of Stanford residential life and the chance to take a three-week course of their choice, the first session of Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer (SPCS) Institute commenced on Jun. 25. One of the courses offered by the program’s writing and humanities department is Screenwriting, taught by director, screenwriter and producer William Stribling.

Stanford’s Asian American Theater Project wows with its rendition of “Company”

Running from Aug. 13 to Aug. 14 in Annenberg Auditorium, Stanford’s Asian American Theater Project (AATP) presented their take on the Broadway musical “Company,” originally written by Stephen Sondheim and George Furth.

The musical follows Bobby, a single 30-year-old man played by Andrew Forsyth ’14, navigating his romantic life in the midst of his married upper-class friends. From the very beginning, it immerses you in Bobby’s company of friends, starting off with a variety of voicemails left by his friends. The marriages and relationships presented in “Company” are far from perfect, making it often humorous to watch.

Stanford Theater Laboratory produces Eurydice

Stanford Theater Laboratory’s production of Eurydice, a one-act play by the contemporary playwright Sarah Ruhl, asks us to consider weighty themes of death, remembrance, and identity through one woman’s choice between a husband and a father. Performed three times last week under the direction of Allison Gold ’15, this unusual and frustrating play draws the audience into an off-kilter world where the mundane becomes magical.