Welcome to the NDSU Fine Arts blog! Â This is a space where you can learn about our events, departments, faculty, students, guests artists and so much more. Â We hope you’ll enjoy this blog, a space in which you may love what you see or question what people call “art.” Â Because if art doesn’t make you occasionally question reality and broaden your mind, what is the point?
Take our next theatre production, for example. Â Presented by the newfangled theatre company (student production company of the Little Country Theatre), Mr. Marmalade is a pretty disturbing show. Â In fact, I was repulsed when I first read the script. Â The show is about four-year-old Lucy and her imaginary friend, Mr. Marmalade. Â Mr. M. is older, has a cocaine addiction, beats up his personal assistant, and has a penchant for pornography. Â How is this art? Â Well, it isn’t beautiful like a ballet or painting by Monet, but it does make the viewer aware of how much adult chatter children absorb on a daily basis. Â It makes the viewer realize that children are incredibly observant and are learning from the actions of adults. Â Maybe this will help you, as an adult, change your ways and allow children to be innocent for a little bit longer. Â Will I attend this production? Â Yes, I’ve decided I will, but it won’t be easy for me. Â The show will tackle difficult topics, but I hope in the end I’ll grow as a person and learn from the mistakes made by the adults in Lucy’s life.
More information about Mr. Marmalade can be found online at www.ndsu.edu/finearts.
Until we meet again!
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