Author: Sabrina Papas

The Strand reviews VCDS presents Peter Pan

The sixth of October marked the opening night of the Victoria College Drama Society (VCDS)’s first production of the 2016-2017 season: J.M. Barrie’s beloved Peter Pan. The classic children’s story was brought to life by director Yimeng Sun in the Emmanuel College quad, starring Allie Sinclair as Peter Pan, Isobel McDonald as Wendy, and Shak Haq as Captain Hook. Emmanuel College served as the perfect backdrop for the performance. Fairy lights were hung on the branches of the trees surrounding the stage and tea lights in mason jars were placed throughout the audience, transforming the quad into an enchanting set....

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REVIEW: Everybody Wants Some

On March 24, the TIFF Bell Lightbox held an advance screening of Richard Linklater’s newest film, entitled Everybody Wants Some. Linklater was present for a discussion on his career before introducing the film, and I was lucky enough to be in attendance. Set in 1980, Everybody Wants Some follows baseball player Jake Bradford (Blake Jenner) during his first weekend as a freshman at a Texas college. Upon arriving at school, Jake meets his fellow teammates, who are also the people he will be rooming with for the duration of his college career. The film was presented by Linklater as...

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