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Grappling Gently with Touchy Subjects: “Wrestling with Angels & Demons,” Through October 24 at Augustana College
Written By: Jeff Ignatius
Section: Theatre

Category: Reviews

2010-10-20 19:10:55

Siara Cooper

Augustana College’s Wrestling with Angels & Demons approaches race, ethnicity, and racism from a personal perspective, as six people share their experiences – from first arriving at college to returning to one’s homeland – with much humor and grace and very little anger. It’s effective at addressing its issues in a nonconfrontational way, thoughtful, and – while dealing with a touchy subject – also quite enjoyable.


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"Wrestling" Match: Director Scott Irelan Blends Modern Themes with Modern Tech in "Wrestling with Angels & Demons," October 15 through 24 at Augustana College
Written By: Mike Schulz
Section: Theatre

Category: Feature Stories

2010-10-05 12:00:00

Macy Marie Hernandez, Vicki Owoo-Battlet, and director Scott Irelan rehearse Wrestling with Angels & DemonsAugustana College opens its 2010-11 theatre season with the student/faculty collaboration Wrestling with Angels & Demons, and true to its title, the play will find its performers doing a fair share of wrestling. Yet rather than physical (or metaphysical) beings, the production’s student actors will actually be grappling with questions: What is democracy? What is the American Dream? And a question that many of us have contemplated this year: Is Rod Blagojevich really blacker than Barack Obama?


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Melancholia, Baby: "The Big Funk," at Augustana College through October 25
Written By: Mike Schulz
Section: Theatre

Category: Reviews

2009-10-19 12:00:00

At heart, the 1990 tragicomedy The Big Funk is less a theatrical production than a wrestling match, one between its playwright, John Patrick Shanley, and ... John Patrick Shanley.


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