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Film Series: Election

1999. USA. Dir: Alexander Payne. With Matthew Broderick, Reese Witherspoon. 102 min. 35mm print.



The search for a new class president takes on all the desperation and intrigue of an actual election cycle when a popular teacher meddles with an overachiever determined to win. As the vote draws nearer and personal lives begin to unravel, Payne’s pitch-black comedy paints a perfect picture of political pettiness.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

Second Stage Presents Black Comedy

Perhaps you consider yourself a bit of a Peter Shaffer aficionado. Did you get down with Equus, and not just because of those crazy Daniel Radcliffe scenes on Broadway? Are you trying to scope some meticulously produced student-run theater?

Samby Melvold ‘12.5 says:

Come see Black Comedy, presented by Second Stage!

  • Performances on March 31, April 1, April 2
  • 8pm WestCo Cafe
  • FIRST COME FIRST SEATED
  • DOORS OPEN AT 7:30!
More information can be found on facebook.  Thanks to Stephen Nangeroni ’12 for the dope trailer above.

Black Comedy Audition Update

From Sam Melvin ’13:

First of all, happy snow day! We’ve got some audition updates due to that situation. Unfortunately p-safe says all the academic buildings are closed for the day/night. So we will instead be holding auditions tonight from 6:30-8:30pm in the Butt B Lounge instead. If you’re snowed in/can’t make it/etc, please please please email one of us (smelvin(at)wes or sarnold(at)wes) ASAP and we’ll do our best to figure something out. But our preference is to have everything figured out tonight. See you soon and enjoy the snow!

Audition for Black Comedy

It’s a kooky, crazy world where light is dark and dark is light!

Or so says the poster (above) for Black Comedy, the acclaimed one-act farce by British dramatist Peter Shaffer. Second Stage will be putting it on this semester. Specifically, performances are March 31 – April 2. Sam Melvin ’13 and Shelby Arnold ’12 are directing. I’m kinda psyched. Audition details, via Samby Melvold ‘12.5, after the jump.