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BY SHAQUILLA HARRIGAN

Harvard’s art scene is fashionably dramatic this week.
 

Iolanthe; or, the Peer and the Peri| Agassiz Theatre

The Harvard-Radcliffe Gilbert & Sullivan Players bring audiences another classic from the Victorian musical theatre duo W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan in the show Iolanthe. Director Chiemeka Ezie ’15 and his cast share a story about the love between a half-fairy man and his mortal fiancée. The lovers must overcome the antics of fairies and the House of Peers to come together. Unlike other G&S shows, this one more directly takes comedic aim at British parliament. This musical is highly recommended and is a blast to watch. Tickets can be purchased at the Harvard Box Office. Tickets are $5 with a Harvard College ID.

Show Times:

  • Thursday, April 2nd at 8:00 PM
  • Friday, April 3rd at 8: 00PM
  • Saturday, April 4th at 6:00 PM
  • Sunday, April 5th at 2:00 PM

Shakespeare’s Hamlet| Loeb Main Stage

Perhaps one of the most complicated Shakespeare texts, Hamlet is brought to the Loeb Main Stage in a new way. Director Leilana Vogel ’15 and her cast take the burden off of Horatio to retell Hamlet’s story alone — the rest of the characters each take their turn as the Melancholy Prince. With a run-time of two and a half hours, this poignant play will allow each of us to find our inner Hamlet’s. Tickets can be purchased the Harvard Box Office for $8 with a Harvard College ID.

Show Times:

  • Friday, April 3rd at 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, April 4th at 8:00 PM
  • Sunday, April 5th at 2:00 PM
  • Thursday, April 9th at 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, April 11th at 8:00 PM

Identities Fashion Show| Northwest Labs

This student-run fashion show that features over 500 students makes fashion relevant to academia. Identities is all about representing different voices and perspectives in every part of the show; from the designers to the models to the board, Identities brings together people of different racial and ethnic backgrounds. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the Harvard Box Office

Show Times:

  • Saturday, April 4th at 9:00 PM

The Jungle Book| Loeb Experimental Theatre

Directed by Catherine Qin ’17 and Illeana Riveron ’17, the Harvard Ballet Company breathes new life into Rudyard Kipling’s classic children’s tale The Jungle Book. Viewers have the opportunity to re-hear the tale of Mowgli through dance and music. If you would like to attend, email [email protected] for free tickets.

Show Times:

  • Friday, April 3rd at 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, April 4th at 2:00 PM, 7:30PM
  • Friday, April 10th at 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, April 11th at 2:00 PM, 7:30 PM

Shaquilla Harrigan ’16 ([email protected]) hopes Shaqspeare will become a national musical.