Just two months before midterm elections, students gathered for a night of stand-up comedy — and voter registration — led by Mike Birbiglia.
“The Death of Stalin” contains hilarious performances across the board, a razor-sharp script and a desolate tone that adds plenty of emotional depth.
Kesel said a lot of the selected songs reflected how their group feels about politics, and this showcase in particular was more politically fueled than previous showcases.
Haueter said that while the Hillel sector of the college campus cannot meet with certain organizations, Hillel encourages productive, open dialogue.
The theme of this year’s festival is “Israel is Real” to combat assumptions that are made about Israel as a result of the Israeli-Palestine conflict.
To change up the opera classic, stage director Jennifer Williams, said she decided to restage the opera in what she calls an alternative present.