At Emerson, we surround ourselves with signs of vitality: the vigor of campus activities, the bustle of the Common, the promise of a diploma. But this tragedy throws the fragility of life into sharp relief.
The thoughts of the Beacon staff are with Straus’ family and friends during this painful time; we wish to extend our sincere condolences. And in this time of mourning and tribute, the Beacon would like to provide the Emerson community with a space to honor Straus through the written word.
"My mother has always supported me in everything that I do, which I am very grateful for."
At a glance, Middletown looks to be the epitome of average. But the play is an exploration of the time between youth and old age, and the distinctive struggles and triumphs that come with it.
Hillary Clinton is only one example; sitcoms often problematically show elder women as erratic, witless, and dependent.