Welcome to the NDSU Fine Arts Blog!

Welcome to the NDSU Fine Arts blog!  This is a space where you can learn about our events, departments, faculty, students, guests artists and so much more.  We hope you’ll enjoy this blog, a space in which you may love what you see or question what people call “art.”  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.  Presented by the newfangled theatre company (student production company of the Little Country Theatre), Mr. Marmalade is a pretty disturbing show.  In fact, I was repulsed when I first read the script.  The show is about four-year-old Lucy and her imaginary friend, Mr. Marmalade.  Mr. M. is older, has a cocaine addiction, beats up his personal assistant, and has a penchant for pornography.  How is this art?  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.  It makes the viewer realize that children are incredibly observant and are learning from the actions of adults.  Maybe this will help you, as an adult, change your ways and allow children to be innocent for a little bit longer.  Will I attend this production?  Yes, I’ve decided I will, but it won’t be easy for me.  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!
NDSU Fine Arts

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One Response to Welcome to the NDSU Fine Arts Blog!

  1. Pebble Puppy says:

    The information on “Mr. M” has peaked my curiosity. Originally I may not have been interested in this play but now that I have more information on it I will plan on seeing it. It should create some very interesting conversations after the show. Thank you for including me in your blog.

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