Fall Play Review

A river with an attitude, a demon child with iron teeth, a monster centipede with fiery eyes, and a moody leprechaun named Dennis O’Mahoney: Around the World in 8 Plays has it all! The Curtain and Cue drama club has once again put on a fantastic performance this fall, leaving the audience in hysterics with their corny jokes and satire. The group of talented actors, led by student directors Teva Kenny and Ian Albanese, transformed the WHS stage into scenes ranging from the Russian countryside all the way to the rocky hills of Japan.

The play, consisting of 8 short stories, is narrated by an eccentric gypsy couple performed by Luke Macannuco and Elizabeth Sharon. This hilarious pair of storytellers sends the audience on a fast-paced journey around the globe, telling tales of horrific beasts with unexpected heroes, romantic comedies, and captivating quests.

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
(And Why It Failed)


Five years after the final installment of J.K. Rowling’s highly praised “Harry Potter” series, the executives at Warner Brothers decided that it was time to take yet another dive into the Wizarding World. To capitalize on the lucrative franchise, Warner Bros treated audiences around the world to “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”– a fairly enjoyable film, in my opinion. However, fans did have some reservations about it. While at first the movie seemed like a fun, harmless story about an eccentric man trying to track down strange magical creatures wandering about New York City, the film’s true intentions soon became clear. With so many highly undeveloped characters, unresolved plot lines, and heavy implications toward future events, it was clear that this film’s real goal was to set up yet another franchise of sequels, just like the original Harry Potter Franchise.

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