“Picnic” Brings Big Laughs to the Main Stage

By Allison McCausland A&E and Online Editor Act 1 extends the Labor Day weekend into October with William Inge’s comedy classic Picnic, which ran from Sept. 26 to Oct. 7 at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts Theater. Contemporary at the time of its opening, Picnic gives a glimpse into the relationships between men and women in the 1950s Midwest over a Labor … [Read more...]

Today’s “Mandatory Fun” Assignment: A Crash Course in Weird Al

By Adam Zielonka In the YouTube age, everyone has some delusions of being a comedian, but few are actually funny. Parody, specifically, has become hugely popular thanks in part to the video-sharing website. (Don’t lie to me and say you haven’t listened to a “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” parody this year.) But before the Internet, 35 years ago, parody music began its … [Read more...]