In the profile of Miuccia Prada that appeared in last week’s New Yorker, Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas deconstructs and theorizes upon the nature of shopping. “Shopping,” he says, “used to be an autonomous entity with its own metabolism, but over the past twenty years it has infiltrated almost every activity known to man…”
Attending Spettacolo! is like attending any number of Midwestern dinner theaters—the crowd’s mostly composed of silver-maned pensioners, the actors’ accents are comically bad and the plot is full of slapstick, “audience participation,” and a high degree of fuzzy-wuzzyness.
Senior David Brundige has written and directed two hit shows at Princeton, “Bums and Monkeys” (2003), and “PigTails” (2004). He has won awards for his writing, been jetted out to Hollywood to meet with studio executives, and has had many beautiful women beg him for roles in his future films.
“Most plays have this rule imbedded in them,” said Khalil Sullivan two days before opening night of “Playing in the Dark,” which he wrote and directs for his senior thesis. “A play has an action, a desire that characters want, and obstacles in the way of completing that action.”
Though Christmas is still months away, already the anticipation is killing me. While symbolically and in my heart Jesus is coming, the new Wes Anderson movie also approaches, in literal reality, throughout actual movie theaters across America.