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‘Persephone Bound’ encourages conversation about consent

According to the McGill University Safety Report for 2015-2016, there were only two cases of sexual assault on both the downtown and MacDonald campuses combined. This is a mere fraction of the reported safety incidents on campus. However, Sexual Assault Statistics in Canada reported that only six assaults for every 100 are reported. And unfortunately, it’s understandable… Keep Reading

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‘Ain’t That Rich’ asks who and what constitutes being “poor”

In today’s context of out-of-touch politicians blaming millennials’ lack of real estate on avocado toast and “Fight for 15” groups across North America protesting the stagnation of the minimum wage compared to the rising cost of living, we are sometimes left wondering: Who and what actually constitutes being “poor”? Kate Robards approaches that question in… Keep Reading

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Bringing the McGill Drama Festival to life

The McGill Drama Festival (MDF) is an annual event that takes place at Players’ Theatre on the third floor of SSMU. MDF prides itself on its six plays being entirely written, acted, and produced by students, and aims to promote inclusiveness in the McGill theatre community. 2017 co-coordinators Jordan Devon, U3 Arts, and Kaleigh Bourk,… Keep Reading

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TNC’s ‘Stop Kiss’ is a familiar yet enchanting love story

Stop Kiss—written by Diana Son and directed by Alex Levesque—takes place, like so many other plays, in the West Village of Manhattan. It is there, amid the ubiquitous brownstones and manicured greenery, that Callie (Maha Nagaria), lives by herself, working as a traffic news reporter. Meanwhile, just a couple subway stops away, Sarah (Esmée Cook)… Keep Reading

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Sketch Republic presents ‘The Peter ’n Chris Show’

St. Patrick’s Day is not a holiday commonly associated with comedy. Nonetheless, Théâtre Sainte-Catherine Café-Bar was particularly abuzz on Friday March 17, as the Sketch Republic—“Montreal’s premier monthly sketch comedy night”—prepared to host its long awaited “Peter ‘n Chris Show,” featuring two-time winners of the Just for Laughs’ Montreal Fringe Comedy award in 2012 and… Keep Reading

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‘When Five Years Pass’ substitutes tropes for substance

At face value, McGill’s student-run theatre company Tuesday Night Café (TNC) has the makings of quality independent theatre. The TNC stage is charming and intimate, nestled beneath the gorgeous­—yet often overlooked—Islamic Studies Library. TNC is small, but puts on five productions per year, allowing for the constant introduction of new and innovative material. As such,… Keep Reading

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