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The University of Massachusetts Boston's Women’s Center and Theatre Art Department held three showings of "The Vagina Monologues" this past week. Donations were accepted from the audience to benefit the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center. The BARCC provides assistance to victims of sexual violence and their families, friends, and members of their communities. They also conduct educational programs to increase understanding and awareness of sexual assault and rape.

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The University of Massachusetts Boston’s Department of Performing Arts brought to life the story of an erratic but lovable family in the production of You Can’t Take It with You. Directed by Michael Fennimore, the story follows the life of the Sycamore family and the quirky tendencies that Alice (Hannah Drummey), the eldest daughter, tries to hide from her soon-to-be in-laws, the Kirbys. 

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On a languid afternoon, Michael Fennimore, the director of the upcoming play “You Can’t Take it With You," set to open at the University of Massachusetts Boston on Nov. 13, sits in his cubicle office on the top floor of the Healey Library. The expansive room, lined with cubicles, is silent. This is normal for lunch hour, but Fennimore is in his office, perhaps, working on his highly-anticipated play. For those hoping to watch a similar adaptation to the one currently playing on Broadway, well, there’s always Broadway.

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The Performing Arts Department held their spring production of "Twelfth Night” in the McCormack Theatre from April 16-19. Written by William Shakespeare, the comedy elicited laughs with its dramatic irony, pranks, and its many characters, some of which, who were dragged behind their own passions into trouble.