While LuLaRoe — the direct-sales company known for its aggressively upright leggings that your cousin has probably tried to sell you on Facebook — has been in the news recently for its shady quality and for encouraging distributors to go into debt to afford to sell their product, other MLMs are making (not-so-positive) waves as well. LipSense, a direct sales brand hawking allegedly “BJ proof” liquid lipstick, has been getting attention with both theatre and makeup enthusiasts following widespread claims by its sellers that the brand has been designated “the official lipstick of Broadway.”
I have to admit, I’m not quite sure what SNOW WHITE was about. Almost certainly, it was not the story you’re thinking of.
In this adaptation — which incorporates academic theory on performance, capitalism, alienation, and democracy; a somewhat murky parody of Donald Trump; a monologue on reparations for white supremacy and the enslavement of Black people; and a sexualized reading of an online recipe for fruit salad and its comments— Snow White is a polyamorous housewife and philosopher of sorts, frequently deadpanning commentary and insights to the audience.
Of course, I might as well have expected this.
In second grade, I took a test that told me I was reading at a college level. Later, took another test that told the school district I could join the gifted program. Another test convinced Beloit College to overlook my two-point-something-something GPA and never materialized final high school transcript. I could always pass tests.
The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis announced its upcoming Studio Theatre season on Monday. The series of plays performed in The Rep’s 125-seat black box space will include Heisenberg by Simon Stephens, October 25-November 12, 2017; Faceless by Selina Fillinger, January 17-February 4, 2018; and Caught by Christopher Chen, March 7-25, 2018.
I spoke with Steven Woolf, the Rep’s Augustin Family Artistic Director, about the upcoming season.
Music review written for JOUR 125 Introduction to Journalism at Beloit College in 2014.
Anthony Scaramucci, the recently ousted White House communications director, was listed in error as being dead in his alma mater's alumni directory.