HAPPY SCENE PLAYED OVER SAD SCENE — Maria King, Olajuwon Tatum, Victoria Ortiz perform “La Vie Boheme” from “Rent.”
Photo by April Abarrondo

‘Rent’ Delivered

Written by: Cesar Hirsch / Staff Writer


“Rent” came in on time and in full. It was quite a pay off. Southwestern College’s production of “Rent,” the …

Photo by Melvin Graham

Preview: Rent

Written by: Cesar Hirsch / Staff Writer


  Jonathan Larson’s world was falling apart, plagued by drugs and disease. Under the shadow of AIDS in New York’s …

SHOWING IT OFF- Theater major Amada O'Rourke bellowed out her lines with pride.

Vagina Monologues Review

Written by: Victoria Leyva / Staff Writer


Warm and sweet. In different shades of pinks and reds. Ranging from wild curls to neatly trimmed. All shapes and …

BALMY NIGHT — A brooding Joe Martorano, playing Joe, a hunky drug dealer, turns on the charm for straying housewife Darlene, played by Lauren Yowell, in the SWC production of "Balm in Gilead."
Photo by Balkis Nasery

Review: Big Apple’s Rotten Core

Written by: Paulina Quintero / Staff Writer


Lanford Wilson’s salty characters in his gritty “Balm in Gilead” were poetic, profane, proud, pathetic, prostitutes and pimps.   And …

RAPPING FOR LOVE  — Adriana (Ruff Yeager, l) complains to Luciana (Kelly Henry) in the hysterical Shakespeare send up "Bombi-itty of Errors." 
 Photo by Karen Tome

Review: Yo, can’t touch this Shake…

Written by: Itzel Alonso / Asst. Viewpoints Editor


William Shakespeare would probably have liked hip-hop. It sure likes him. SWC’s production of the Shakespeare send up “The Bomb-itty …

ALL IS FAIR IN ‘LOVE AND WAR’ — Lesa M. Green’s contemporary jazz dance was a highlight of “Dance Dreams,” an exhuberant, if bumpy, concert in Mayan Hall. (below) Sydnee Cruse was featured in the elegant number “Equus.”
Photo by Serina Duarte/Staff

Review: Dance Streams

Written by: Fernanda Gutierrez / Asst. Arts Editor


To dance is to be out of yourself, waxed the great choreographer Agnes de Mille. To dance is to be …

RETURN TO THE MAINSTAGE— "Hairspray" is a triumph for an under-fundedSWC drama department that had not produced a full musical in seven years. 

Photo by Serina Duarte

Review: ‘Hairspray’

Written by: Kasey Thomas / Asst. News Editor


  True to its name, “Hairspray,” Southwestern College’s first musical in seven years, stuck. It was a beehive of fun, …