El Estoque

Meet the jokesters

Meet the jokesters

ZaZu Lippert

April 12, 2018


Filed under Briefs, Performing Arts, Theater

MVHS Improv Team will perform at the annual Drama Showcase this Friday, April 13, at 7pm in the Black Box Theater....

Highlights from the SNL Auditions

Highlights from the SNL Auditions

Himani Yalamaddi

January 12, 2018


Filed under Arts, ENTERTAINMENT, Performing Arts, Student life, Theater

Students gather in the auditorium and a mix of nervousness and excitement fills the air. Confidence radiates off of those that have participated before, whereas the new people gather together in anticipation and reassure one another that there was nothing to worry about. Last week, on Jan. 4, MVHS’...

A lookback: Student Produced Plays

A lookback: Student Produced Plays

Emma Lam

May 30, 2017


Filed under Arts, ENTERTAINMENT, Performing Arts, Theater

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]hroughout the semester, the Advanced Drama Honors class has been working tirelessly to perfect their year-end projects: four student-produced plays in the Black Box Theatre, each about 45 minutes. The event where all of these projects were performed ran from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m ...

MVHS “Saturday Night Live” auditions attract a variety of performers

MVHS “Saturday Night Live” auditions attract a variety of performers

Devika Watave

August 22, 2016


Filed under Arts, Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Entertainment featured, Main slider, Performing Arts, Theater

Every year, the MVHS Drama Department puts on “Saturday Night Live.” In the show, students adapt classic skits from the SNL TV show. Everybody who auditioned was assigned a role in either one or multiple skits by student directors. The performers then began rehearsing with the actors for their final...

Drama’s ‘The Addams Family’ is hilarious and refreshing

Drama’s ‘The Addams Family’ is hilarious and refreshing

Ananya Bhat

March 24, 2016


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Performing Arts, Reviews, Theater

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t’s the Addams Family *snap snap.* The MVHS Drama Department brings this beloved undead family back to life with its hilarious adaptation of “The Addams Family” musical. The production, directed by drama teacher Sara Capule, portrays a beautiful story of love, family and friends...

What’s your role in drama?

What’s your role in drama?

Emma Lam

December 12, 2015


Filed under Briefs, ENTERTAINMENT, Performing Arts, Theater

Co-written by Vivian Chiang. The stage is a busy place. The actors have to practice their lines and cues, but behind the scenes, many people are also hurrying here and there, working on lights, sets and costumes. Have you ever wondered where you fit into drama? Follow this flowchart to see what you...

Theatre terms explained by ITS members

Theatre terms explained by ITS members

Devika Watave

November 17, 2015


Filed under Briefs, Performing Arts, Theater, Theatre

[dropcap]H[/dropcap]ere are some theatre terms commonly used in play production. Junior Nelson Niu Sophomore Jeremi Kalkowski  Junior Sithara Menon ...

A conversation about The Laramie Project, Drama’s latest production

A conversation about The Laramie Project, Drama’s latest production

Justin Kim

November 13, 2015


Filed under GSA, Multimedia, OPINION, Performing Arts, Perspectives, Theater, Video

In the fall of 1998, Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old gay college student was brutally beaten and left for dead by two assailants. Shepard died a few days later in the hospital and national media soon crowded around the town of Laramie, Wyoming, where Shepard was murdered, questioning whether the assault...

Drama’s opening of a new kind of fall play: “The Laramie Project”

Drama’s opening of a new kind of fall play: “The Laramie Project”

Anushka Tyagi

November 5, 2015


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Multimedia, Performing Arts, Theater, Video

The cast of “The Laramie Project” and Drama teacher Sara Capule explain the process of putting together a different kind of play based on a real event. Make sure to come watch in the Auditorium at 7 pm on Nov. 6, 7, 13, and 14. Video By- Anushka Tyagi, Additional Editing By- Meghna Gaddam, Music From-bensound.com...

Laramie Project auditions draw in actors looking for a challenge

Laramie Project auditions draw in actors looking for a challenge

Hannan Waliullah

September 2, 2015


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Performing Arts, Theater

Students crowded around outside of room F104 — some were finishing homework, others were rehearsing anxiously, one was even playing the harmonica. They were all waiting to enter the drama room to recite a monologue with their expressive emotions. As they waited patiently, names were called one by on...

Drama’s “Devilish” is a wickedly charming schoolgirl story

Drama’s “Devilish” is a wickedly charming schoolgirl story

Brandon Chin

May 17, 2015


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Performing Arts, Theater

High school can be hell. An agent of the Devil just makes it more likely. Drama’s production of “Devilish,” produced by junior Thaddeus J. Tarshis and directed by senior Megan Chandler, is an adaptation of the novel by Maureen Johnson that was published under the same name. While the other two ...

Drama’s “Blood Relations” chills the blood with the Lizzie Borden Case

Drama’s “Blood Relations” chills the blood with the Lizzie Borden Case

Justin Kim

May 16, 2015


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Performing Arts, Theater

Drama’s 2015 Annual Student Produced One Act Festival sinks into blood and horror as the sun continues its descent into darkness. “Blood Relations” promises to emphasize both with an hour of horror and psychological tension. Produced by junior Thaddeus J. Tarshis and directed by senior Aditi Soin,...