In Dittmanns crowded Studio One, a chorus of St. Olaf women took the stage for The Vagina Monologues in celebration of all that is female. They filled the stage with hues of pink and red, wearing anything from short skirts to neckties.
Audience members at "Second Skins" experienced an evocative sensual exploration of the boundaries between internal and external worlds through improvised dance, music and lighting Feb. 25 and 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Dittmann Studio One.
While some students wonder what has happened to the games in the Pause arcade room, many more probably remain completely unaware of their absence. St. Olaf and arcade game supplier Mendota Valley Amusement Inc., both profit from keeping the games at St. Olaf. The company actually lost money on the games last year, but agreed to let the games remain at the college on the condition that they are moved to a location where they will be used more often. The games have been relocated to the pool room, leaving an empty space for the Pause to find a new use for. A committee of Pause employees gathered together and the idea of the Lions Lair, a dining room and acoustic stage, was born.
With the Lions Pause transformed into a candle-lit, smokeless jazz club, flautist Galen Abdur-Razzaq drew deep from the well to bring some fresh soul to a relaxed crowd of students and faculty Wednesday night.