On a windy Saturday afternoon, I made my way down to the University of Wisconsin-Madison Art Lofts to attend the Art Department’s annual Open Studio Day. The event took place from 12 to 6 p.m. on Nov. 5 in the Art Lofts Studios and George L. Mosse Humanities building, each home to different areas of the UW-Madison Art Department.
On a weekend with no shortage of things to do in Madison, the scene outside the Majestic on Saturday was still bustling. Fans, a mixture of college-aged kids and adults, some clad in costume, some not, lined up outside the theater to see Soccer Mommy perform.
From Oct. 19 to 29, Bartell Theater is showing the production “Bent.” The play, written by Martin Sherman in 1979, tells a story about the persecution of gay individuals in Nazi Germany. Following the life of Max, a gay man estranged from his wealthy family living in 1930s Berlin, the audience is immersed in the heart-wrenching representation of what life was like living as a queer person under Hitler’s rule.