REVIEW: There’s Nothing Fake About How Funny You’ll Find ‘The School for Scandal’

Fakes news. Slanderous accusations. Alternative facts. Playwright Richard Brinsley Sheridan originally wrote The School for Scandal in the 18th century about pretentious London society. However, its tenets still ring true today in our tech-saturated 21st century as the Oakland University School of Music, Theatre and Dance’s latest production proves. Director David Gram deftly guides his actors through the quirks and intricacies of this biting comedy, which blends together the specific time … [Read more...]

‘The School for Scandal’ is in Session and Making Mischief at Oakland University

Gossip and scandal collide in Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s classic 18th century comedy of manners - The School for Scandal - coming to the Varner Studio Theatre at Oakland University beginning Thursday, February 1, 2018. Featuring aptly named individuals like Sneerwell, Backbite, Candour and Snake, this comic masterpiece follows a host of hilarious characters as they plot, scheme and skewer one another in an effort to land their heart’s desire and reach the top of the social ladder of … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, What is Fake News?

Dear Crabby, What is Fake News? Sincerely, Historia Falsum   Dear Historia, Quite frankly, everything you read could fall under the realm of "fake news" because of the slant most news outlets take these days. Ever since Gutenberg's printing press started to circulate publications in 1439, false news went with it. We called it "yellow journalism" in my early days, which is when a sketchy newspaper would use colorful front pages, over-the-top headlines, and lavish use of pictures … [Read more...]