Mercer Cluster

The Grand Presents: The Mikado

Joshua Whitfield

March 6, 2013

“The Mikado” remains the greatest of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Savoy Operas, so named after the Savoy Theatre where most of them premiered. Designed to satirize British society through its Japanese characters and setting, this light English opera follows a series of absurd events within the town of...

Students respond to Erickson

Joshua Whitfield

February 20, 2013

I am one of the students who wrote that opinion piece in the Cluster expressing our disapproval with the dministration for inviting Erickson to speak at Founder’s Day. Although I am a mostly Republican voter from a Baptist family, I couldn’t stay silent on this issue. I continue to believe Erickson...

Keepin’ it Classy: New play makes world debut at the Douglass Theatre

Joshua Whitfield

February 20, 2013

Winsphere Jones’ original production “Thy Kingdom Come”, which premiered at the Douglass Theatre Feb. 8-9, was delightful to experience. The play was a tasteful blend of elements of “Hamlet”, “King Lear” and “Dr. Faustus” set in counterfactual America in the Kingdom of New Amsterdam....

Keep it classy at the Douglass Theatre

Keep it classy at the Douglass Theatre

Joshua Whitfield

January 23, 2013

The historic Douglass Theatre on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard has a lot to offer Mercer’s student body. Founded in 1911 by Charles Henry Douglass, a wealthy African-American businessman and patron of the arts, the theatre began its career presenting films and hosting jazz and blues performances. ...

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