The Southerner

Hairspray Paves A New Era of South Theater

Laura Turner, Business Manager

March 24, 2014

Filed under A & E, News, Theater

Earlier this year, The Southerner covered the lack of diversity in South’s theater program. Involvement of minority students increased greatly during the winter production of the musical Hairspray. Sophomore Wendy Unger ha...

Crimes of the Heart Q&A

Frances Matejcek, Arts and Entertainment Editor

October 24, 2013

Filed under A & E, Blogs, Theater

South High Theater will be presenting its first play of the season next week. Crimes of the Heart is family drama that focuses on the relationships between three sisters in the South in the 1970s. I sat down with two of the lead...

South Students Participate In The Ivey Awards

Maggie Fisher, Staff Writer

October 10, 2013

Filed under A & E, Theater, Visual Art

On September 23rd, several South High theatre students attended the Ivey Awards, an award show that several students called “Minneapolis’s Tony Awards”. For students, the  show was eight dollars and included a teen only pre-p...

Mixed Blood Theater’s Shiv: A Captivating Story

Elise Sommers, Editor in Chief

October 10, 2013

Filed under A & E, Blogs, Reviews, Theater

Mixed Blood has long been known as promoters of new theater, edgy theater, and theater that explores underrepresented areas. Their newest trilogy of plays, Displaced Hindu Gods, continues this tradition of people-centered, storyt...

5th 19th Annual One Acts rock South stage

Gabe Steller, Staff Writer

May 3, 2013

Filed under A & E, Theater

Last Friday was the final showing of the 5th 19th Annual One Acts. In reality they were 23rd annual, but in an effort to not seem stale South Theater fudges the age. The night was full of rollicking comedies and fantastical, somet...

Spanish classes attend bilingual performance

Alex Boutrous, Staff Writer

April 24, 2013

Filed under A & E, Theater

Wednesday April 17th, South High Spanish students were offered the opportunity to attend a bilingual production of Julia Alvarez’s "In The Time of Butterflies." The show was put on by the Mixed Blood Theatre in Minneapolis....

New teacher Allison Witham has second job as actor

Laura Turner, Staff Writer

February 12, 2013

Filed under A & E, Theater

Most students are comfortable living with the belief that our teachers do little more with their lives than teach. I tend to imagine teachers’ evenings not consisting of much beyond the diligent grading of papers and maybe ...

Play cancelled after content restriction conflict

Etta Harkness-Bartholdi, Staff Writer

November 5, 2012

Filed under A & E, Theater

South High Theater was unable to run the play The Transdimensional Couriers Union due to the district ban on guns. The consequence of this ban not only stopped the play from being performed at South but also acted as a catalyst...

Project SUCCESS facilitator Alex Brooks directs play at South

Etta Harkness Bartholdi, Staff Writer

March 9, 2012

Filed under A & E, Theater

Students at South know Alex Brooks as just the Project SUCCESS guy, but now South will not only see him as a teacher, but also as a director. The upcoming South play "The Thwarting of Baron Bolligrew" is swapping usual director F...

Sleep deprivation brings out creativity via 24 hour plays

Haley DeParde and Caroline Stevens, Photo Editor and A&E Editor

February 16, 2012

Filed under A & E, Theater

  Preparing for a long night We arrived at junior Emmet Kowler’s house at around 7 p.m. to witness the beginning of the 24 hour play process. Kowler was a member of a writing group along with juniors Kinzie Wiklander, Kl...

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