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FRESH FACE: Osher Fein

FRESH FACE: Osher Fein

Yimeng Han

November 3, 2012

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DRAMA: ‘Hamlet’ and ‘Romeo and Juliet’ to open Oct. 25

DRAMA: ‘Hamlet’ and ‘Romeo and Juliet’ to open Oct. 25

Yashashree Pisolkar

October 24, 2012

William Shakespeare’s works are the second-bestselling pieces of literature in the world — the Bible being the first and the Agatha Christie mystery books being the third — according to set designer and MV drama’s fall production co-director, Kit Wilder. And just as we witness the wrath of ...

DRAMA: The classiest of them all

DRAMA: The classiest of them all

Ruba Shaik

September 24, 2012

Watching reruns of any TV series is usually unbearable, especially when that TV series is intended to make you laugh. But this year’s MV SNL seemed to prove this sentiment with a production that had their audience laughing all night long. And despite a few blemishes, and expected awkward moments,...

French Honor Society carries learning to San Francisco Broadway

French Honor Society carries learning to San Francisco Broadway

Simran Devidasani

August 27, 2012

He held her in his arms as she cried. The curtains closed, and before they opened again, the crowd stood up, applauding and cheering on the cast of “Les Miserables”, a play originally written and performed in French, but adapted in English. In the crowd stood several MVHS students — specifically,...

DRAMA: MVSNL starts off strong

DRAMA: MVSNL starts off strong

Alexandria Poh

August 24, 2012

  For some MVHS students, the new school year begins with a long, tiring day at Running of the Bulls. For others, it begins the moment their official schedule ends up in their hands. But for a group of particularly driven students, it begins with the start of MVHS’s Saturday Night Live pro...

PHOTO GALLERY: Beginning Drama performs on May 18

PHOTO GALLERY: Beginning Drama performs on May 18

Carissa Chan

May 19, 2012

On May 18, Beginning Drama students gathered in the Blackbox to perform scenes and monologues as part of the “Discovering Self” drama event. The performances featured one to three beginning drama students and were directed by the teaching assistants: Seniors Nicolas Arquie, Anna Shabrova, Kurtis Tautscher and Marc Wheeler and juniors Evyatar Ben-Asher and D...

DRAMA: Student-produced “Amelia Earhart” soars high

DRAMA: Student-produced “Amelia Earhart” soars high

Amrutha Dorai

May 8, 2012

Amelia Earhart was not a quitter. She battled countless failures and naysayers throughout her life. However, the pilot always stubbornly refused to give in, and this strong sense of will is the engine behind the drama department’s new student produced show “Amelia Earhart.” In the production, ...

DRAMA: Greek-inspired play impresses despite minor flaws

DRAMA: Greek-inspired play impresses despite minor flaws

El Estoque Staff

March 11, 2012

What do you do when you have no idea what to do for your school project on Ancient Greek Mythology? You create a full blown play. That’s the idea behind the drama department’s “Greek Mythology Olypmiaganza,” a school presentation for Greek Mythology that takes a turn for the hilarious. Whi...

Building sets and self-confidence

Building sets and self-confidence

Sara Yang

November 26, 2011

Senior Jordan Thompson sat at her computer, alternating between her Facebook and email accounts every five minutes. Finally, four hours after the 5 p.m. callbacks had ended, the cast list arrived in her inbox. In Drama’s fall 2011 production, “The Arabian Nights,” Thompson was cast...

Theatre: ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ exceeds expectations

Theatre: ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ exceeds expectations

Soumya Kurnool

November 12, 2011

This just in, MVHS: the nerd finally gets the girl. “Little Shop of Horrors” is a comedy rock musical based on the 1960 film of the same name, written by Howard Ashman and composed by Alan Menken, who is known for his Disney scores from “Aladdin” to “Beauty and the Beast” to “Tangl...

MVSNL shines brightly, but not without a few dim spots

MVSNL shines brightly, but not without a few dim spots

Pooja Ravikiran

September 25, 2011

Saturday Night Live is a TV staple, but what happens when you bring that staple to MVHS? You end up with a bucketful of laughs. This year’s annual MV SNL was held in the auditorium on Sept. 23 and 24. The night started off with the senior sketch, when in previous years it usually was saved until the end. The senior sketch consisted of the ultimate fight betwe...