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Tonight and tomorrow night in the Attic Theatre “And the Rain Came to Mayfield” premieres, a student production tackling themes of identity, family and racism in a small town in 1960s Mississippi. The play, by Jason Milligan, concerns a decisive day in the life of the protagonist, Carl, played by senior Will Schmidt, whose progressive ideas and desire to attend college conflict with his father’s traditional values. Carl’s subdued sentiments are forced to the surface...

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This weekend, students may take an opportunity to get some answers behind the eerie white eyes that they might have glimpsed on posters scattered around campus. On it two creepy maids, mirror images of each other, seem to be plotting something behind the receding figure of their mistress, whose elegant red dress spills out behind her. This weird triangle is the subject of Jean Genet’s “The Maids,” being performed this weekend at the Attic Theatre...

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With the upcoming election, the stage is set for Trinity Theatre’s production of Tony Kushner’s political thriller “A Bright Room Called Day” to open this weekend. This fact is made all the more palpable by the fact that one of the play’s characters, Zillah Kats (Junior Kat Rodriguez), mentions the election herself, addressing the audience directly about current events. The main body of the play is set in early 1930s Berlin during the rise to...