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3Ps News

Pen, Paint, and Pretzels, Tufts’s umbrella organization for student-run performing groups, recently announced their Fall Major play on their new website. Day Father is their chosen piece, and it was written by Lindsay Carpenter, A13. She’s a part of Bare Bodkin, Tufts’s written theater student group. She was recently interviewed by the group on her successful playwriting efforts:

BB: How did Bare Bodkin get involved?

LC: At that point, the play was ready to submit to Bodkin. I got a workshop date, made some revisions and arrived not sure of what to expect. That was the workshop in which the play got its name, Day Father. I got the suggestion to work Lewis Carrol’s book Through the Looking Glass into the play in a more tangible way. Bare Bodkin, the group, was incredibly encouraging. They suggested I do another workshop and asked me about whether I had considered producing the play. I realized that I had the chance to get it onstage while I was still at Tufts.

Several revisions later I had the second workshop, and made a point to invite Cole Von Glahn, a member of Bodkin at the time, curious to see if he would be interested in directing the play. I remember staying after the workshop with several of the actors who had read the parts and listening to them discuss the implications of the play. The workshops have given me the opportunity to hear direct audience response in more depth than one tends to get when a play is produced. I have also gotten to hear from the actors who’ve played each role. I have heard how the actress playing Mother felt, or which sections the actor who played the Father wished were further developed.

From there, a few more conversations passed with Cole, I flew off to Dublin and when I returned the play had been passed by 3Ps. Now I get to sit and watch and see what happens.

Day Father will be directed by 3Ps secretary Cole Von Glahn,  A14, and will play from November 8-10. For more info, check the 3Ps out on Twitter and Facebook.

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How to Build a Hamletmachine

With an open ended postmodernist play like Hamletmachine, the amount of individual creativity that can go into the production can feel boundless. But who knew some of that creativity could carry over to the web? Director Jonathon Hendrickson, A12, and Set Designer Cara Guappone, A12, set out over winter break to document their adventures “building” a Hamletmachine as a means to help give students an idea of what the 3P’s show might have in store for them.

For more information on Hamletmachine, you can also visit their tumblr account. The shows will take place from March 8 – March 10 at 8PM in Balch. Tickets will be $7 and sold at the Cohen Box Office.

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Tufts’ 3Ps Presents Yerma

This weekend, Tufts’ Pen, Paint and Pretzels (3Ps) will present Yerma as their annual Spring Major Production. Yerma, written by Federico García Lorca and directed by Jeewon Kim (A’11), is a play and “tragic poem” about a childless woman living in rural Spain who desperately wants to conceive. Laden with ambiguity and subtle cultural critique, Yerma is sure to leave audiences talking after the curtain closes.

Performances are this Thursday, Friday and Saturday (March 3, 4 & 5) at 8PM in the Balch Arena Theater. Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased at the Balch Arena Box Office by calling 617-627-3493 or any day of the week from 9AM-5PM.

Here is a video featuring interviews with the cast:

And another detailing the rehearsal process:

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Uncle Vanya in Fast Forward

On Nov. 18-20, Pen Paint and Pretzels staged a production of Anton Chekhov’s “Uncle Vanya,” directed by senior Eliana Sigel-Epstein. Miss the show? Check out this time-lapse video capturing the scene in Balch Arena Theatre from the first day of load in, through cue-to-cue and a full run.

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