1933. USA. Dir: Leo McCarey. With the Marx Brothers. 68 min. 35mm print.
Groucho, Harpo, and company are up to their usual shenanigans, this time entangled in a farcical political battle for control of the bankrupt country of Freedonia. Widely regarded as the comedy troupe’s finest movie, Duck Soup is perhaps most memorable for its iconic “mirror” bit, which inspired countless awkward talent show imitations to come.
2015. USA. Dir: Denis Villeneuve. With Emily Blunt, Benicio del Toro. 121 min.
An idealistic FBI go-getter is recruited to decapitate a big-league Mexican drug cartel, but all literally goes south as she uncovers the true workings of US operations at the border. Villeneuve (Prisoners) keeps everyone and everything – including your forward-inching tush – on the edge in this morally complex, gorgeously moody exercise in hypertension.
Stumped? It’s not a list of people who have IBS. It’s not a list of terrible names for a chihuahua. It’s not a list of people I’m planning to wescam.
It IS a list of people who have had the opportunity to play Lady Bracknell in “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde, the most homoerotic playwright of the 19th century. As it is now, all of the people in this list got cast in the role and had the time of their lives…are you going to break the chain???
For those of you unfamiliar with this play, “The Importance of Being Earnest” is largely considered Wilde’s best play. This farce satirizes upper-middle class British culture in the 19th century with a plethora of puns, insults, mistaken identities, and of course, bunburries.
Now, you might be asking: how could this production be even more stupendous and queer? GREAT QUESTION. By gender-bending it, of course.
Date: Sunday, January 31st and Monday, February 1st Time: 3-5pm and 4:30-6:30pm Place: Usdan Multipurpose Room
More info on auditions / the genderfucking after the jump.
A few of us have been working to create a student-run shared art space on campus. We’ve secured a physical location in Hewitt 8 and a construction crew is putting on the finishing touches. It will soon be available for use, but before that happens: we want to open this project up to the community.
We will be meeting this Sunday, January 31st in PAC 001 at 4 pm to share the work we’ve done so far and to lay out the work that has yet to be accomplished. We would love for this to be a community effort based on creative discussion, exchange, imagining, and dreaming. We hope to see you there, and please feel free to bring along those you think might be interested. Any level of input/involvement would be so appreciated, whether that means being a core part of this effort or just giving some feedback for an hour or so on Sunday.
We embark on this endeavor with the recognition that our campus needs so much more and with the aim that this space can move us just the smallest bit closer to the community we hope to live in.
Please get in touch if you have any questions. See you soon!
-Rachel Day, Isaac Schneider, Tess Altman, Paola Maseda, Christian Black, and Angus Macdonald
Date: Sunday, January 31st Time: 4-5 pm Place: PAC 001
R&B/jazz saxophonist and producer David Davis will be joined by Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Charmagne Tripp, who wrote and sang the hook for Eminem’s single “We Made You.” Mr. David and Ms. Tripp collaborated to create the album “This Christmas.” The duo will be performing new original songs from Mr. Davis’ upcoming release, as well as some of their favorite covers.
Date: Sunday, January 31 Time: 3-4:30 PM Place: Russell House (350 High Street)
Are you seeking self-care strategies for health and well-being? Do you want to learn new skills and gain tools to manage stress?
Then join the Wellness Experience for the month of February to increase resiliency and gratitude, and flourish.
Here’s how it works:
~ Select a wellness activity to practice each week.
~ Choose from a broad range of activities to fit into your schedule.
~ Each week addresses a different wellness theme: emotional, physical, spiritual, and social.
Sign up by 12PM, FRIDAY, JANUARY 29TH.
Let’s build a healthy Wesleyan community together!
If you have any questions please email Tanya Purdy, MPH MCHES Director of WesWell, Office of Health Education, at tpurdy[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.