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The Duke Players kick off their fall season with "For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls."

Duke Players parody 'The Glass Menagerie' in orientation show

Along with “The Great Gatsby,” “Hamlet” and “Fahrenheit 451,” Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie” is a nearly inescapable element of most high school English curricula. The play, originally produced in 1944, centers around the story of Laura, a sickly and shy daughter obsessed with her collection of glass animals, whose mother Amanda seeks to find her a “gentleman caller” with the help of Tom, Laura’s brother. 

The Duke Arts Festival is a weeklong festival showcasing student achievement in the arts. 

Duke Arts Festival moves to spring semester

This week, an old painted piano is reclaiming its spot on the Bryan Center Plaza. This instrument is a sure sign that the annual Duke Arts Festival has returned. The Duke Arts Festival, which began April 7 and will conclude April 14, aims to bring the arts to all students on campus.

"Violet," set in the Civil Rights-era South, follows young Violet as she searches for a new face and a new identity.

Hoof ‘n’ Horn’s 'Violet,' a meditation on race and gender, enters second weekend

Hoof ‘n’ Horn’s production of “Violet,” a musical set in the Civil Rights-era South that takes on themes of race, gender and politics, opened last Thursday, the night before an inauguration ceremony that capped off an election season marked by racism and sexism. The significance of this timing was not lost on director Zack Fowler, Trinity ‘16.