10 o’clock list: The Most Dehumanizing Things I’ve Done this Year in the Name of Theater

Theater, like all art, degrades the soul.

I mean that in a good way, I love theater, and I don’t buy into things like “dignity” and “self-respect” anyways. But man, have I gotten up to some depraved shit for the sake of a show. img_9261.jpg Continue reading

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10 o’clock list: Things I’d Imagine You Could Do When You’re Stuck in the Bolton All Week and Too Busy To Write a List

10 o’clock list: Things I’d Imagine You Could Do When You’re Stuck in the Bolton All Week and Too Busy To Write a List

This list was written in advance by Editor-in-Chief Mia Fox. What do you do if you’re stuck in the Bolton all day? Well all the things the Bolton has to offer, of course! You could do any of these things:

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Kenyon Doppelgangers: Alex Kirshy ’17 and Henry Toohey ’18

I know what you’re thinking, but no — although they may be brothers in beard, Alex Kirshy and Henry Toohey are not (as far as we know) long-lost twins. They are the latest in the Thrill’s ongoing series of Kenyon Doppelgangers, where we celebrate both what makes us here at Kenyon similar in greatness and also what makes us so preciously unique and special individuals. We appreciate their participation! Let’s get going.

Obviously, the similarities are striking. We can immediately see that both are handsome gentlemen, and both are scholars of the theater. However, Kirshy says that “what’s funny about the doppelganger thing is that it’s obviously our hair, and maybe our major (both are Theater majors, and Kirshy doubles with English) but we’re actually very different.” Well, in what ways are they different? In what ways are they alike? I’m glad you asked, because this brings us to our lightning round!

Favorite cookie? Kirshy’s is shortbread and Toohey’s is ginger snap. Darn. What about favorite Peirce food? Spaetzle and hash brown triangles. No luck there, either. How about favorite color? Both said green. (Well, actually Kirshy said “forest green,” which I for eighteen years thought had two ‘r’s in it and now I feel like an idiot). Favorite building on campus? Both said Bolton Theater. If they were twins, would they be the good or the bad twin? Both said good twin. Wow. I’m impressed. Truly, these dopples were meant to gang together.

And they often do, in the theater program! Toohey says that Kirshy is “pretty much always onstage” and he himself does “more of the tech stuff,” but can’t you imagine the two of them Dopplin’ it up? It warms my heart. Kirshy is from Massachusetts and Toohey is from Pennsylvania, but I know that you too, dear reader, believe they are twins separated at birth. Although Kirshy had to shave his beard after this installment in order to more fully become a character, we know deep down that they share a bond stronger than beard — Dopplegangers will never give each other up, they’ll never let each other down, run around, or desert each other. It’s science.

Thanks so much to both Alex Kirshy and Henry Toohey for agreeing to celebrate Doppelganging with the Thrill! We appreciate you and like your faces.

Board of Trustees Report Includes Confirmation of New Theater Space

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In a report released on May 4, 2016, Kenyon’s Office of Communications confirmed that the construction of a new student theater space will begin during the summer of 2016. This new space will replace Kenyon’s Black Box theater, which will be demolished during the same time frame. Both issues were discussed during April 29th’s Board of Trustees meeting. Continue reading

The Monday Catchup

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A bottle of ketchup comes with letter of acceptance

Oh boy! We’re drowning in prospies. That means sandwich board signs at every major building, stray balloons, and tours. If I had a dollar for every time I overheard, “Middle Path is the main artery of Kenyon” on a tour this weekend, I’d probably have 2 dollars. This impending wave of visitors, however, had no negative effects on the amount of evening time debauchery. Here are some candid thoughts.

“Sometimes I forget I’m allergic to gluten and have too many ciders. Ciders make my tummy hurt.”

“I had some nice luke warm milk—straight from the udder.”

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Do it Tonight: Greater Tuna

Zaremsky, left, and Cromer, right, star in this comedy.

Zaremsky, left, and Cromer, right, star in this unforgettable comedy.

This weekend Brave Potato presents seniors Elliot Cromer and Adam Zaremsky in Greater Tuna, a play by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard. Join these stars as they navigate a day in the tight-knit community of Tuna, Texas through their radio show. With the play’s exceptional humor and the actors’ talents, this show is an absolute must-see.

  • What: Greater Tuna
  • When: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 P.M.*
  • Where: Hill Theater

*All tickets are free but they are a first-come-first-served basis. They will be available at the Hill Theater starting at 7 each performance night so come early to get a seat!