Monday, September 25

The musical "Lost in the Stars" by Kurt Weill, set in South Africa during apartheid, raises contemporary issues of race relations and inequality. (Sihui Song/Daily Bruin)

UCLA students join New York performers in ‘Lost in the Stars’

The curtain will open on a train filled with South Africans traveling to Johannesburg during apartheid. The instrumental music will go silent and the characters will begin to segregate on stage, singing, “White man go to Johannesburg, he come back, he come back / Black man go to Johannesburg, never come back, never come back.” New York-based theater group SITI Company will be performing Kurt Weill’s 1949 musical “Lost in the Stars” at Royce Hall on Saturday and Sunday, featuring a chorus including several UCLA students and alumni. Read more...

The musical "Lost in the Stars" by Kurt Weill, set in South Africa during apartheid, raises contemporary issues of race relations and inequality. (Sihui Song/Daily Bruin)

Graduate student Tara Turnbull wrote, directed and produced "The Sunrise Club," which tells the story of a group of students experiencing their last sunrise on Earth before moving to another planet. Turnbull said the plot was inspired by the impacts humans can have on Earth's ecology and the possible consequences. (Shelby Scoggins/Daily Bruin)
Graduate student Tara Turnbull wrote, directed and produced "The Sunrise Club," which tells the story of a group of students experiencing their last sunrise on Earth before moving to another planet. Turnbull said the plot was inspired by the impacts humans can have on Earth's ecology and the possible consequences. (Shelby Scoggins/Daily Bruin)

UCLA English professor Kenneth Reinhard interviewed punk band the Germ before co-founding the punk radio show Your Punk Parade with his college friend David Rosenak in October 1977. (Efren Pinon/Daily Bruin)
UCLA English professor Kenneth Reinhard interviewed punk band the Germ before co-founding the punk radio show Your Punk Parade with his college friend David Rosenak in October 1977. (Efren Pinon/Daily Bruin)

The members of Bruin Animated Filmmakers, including third-year Design | Media Arts student Tabatha Yelós,  are currently modeling the scenes of their one-minute short movie using the Autodesk Maya, a 3-D graphics software. (Mischa Rajendiran/Daily Bruin)
The members of Bruin Animated Filmmakers, including third-year Design | Media Arts student Tabatha Yelós,  are currently modeling the scenes of their one-minute short movie using the Autodesk Maya, a 3-D graphics software. (Mischa Rajendiran/Daily Bruin)

Graduate student Julio Medina performed his final UCLA show, "ONDA," Friday and Saturday. The performance explores themes of race and masculinity through the medium of hip-hop and break dance. (Pinkie Su/Daily Bruin)
Graduate student Julio Medina performed his final UCLA show, "ONDA," Friday and Saturday. The performance explores themes of race and masculinity through the medium of hip-hop and break dance. (Pinkie Su/Daily Bruin)

Four UCLA students spent six weeks preparing for "Devised Puppetry Project," which has no props or dialogue. The actors made the puppets themselves out of Daily Bruin newspapers. (Mackenzie Possee/Daily Bruin)
Four UCLA students spent six weeks preparing for "Devised Puppetry Project," which has no props or dialogue. The actors made the puppets themselves out of Daily Bruin newspapers. (Mackenzie Possee/Daily Bruin)

Bruin Animated Filmmakers was founded by fourth-year student computer science student Joey Gomez-Benito (center right) and fourth-year theater student Nick Brunner (second from left). (Julie Hanash/Daily Bruin)
Bruin Animated Filmmakers was founded by fourth-year student computer science student Joey Gomez-Benito (center right) and fourth-year theater student Nick Brunner (second from left). (Julie Hanash/Daily Bruin)