—Originally published May 9, 2016—

Meet the Hanslick Girls: Gwen, Eleanor and Dania. Created by writer Zach Barr, they are a trio of Northwestern students who always go to see plays together. They may not have the same opinions, but their conversations tend to make for an entertaining read. Recently, the Girls saw “Hit The Switch,” the spring show by rhythm group Boomshaka. Let’s hear what they had to say on their way back from the theater…


“I don’t think you really needed the earplugs, Gwen.”

“Gwen took them out of her ears as the lights in McCormick Auditorium rose again.

“Just to be safe,” she said. “I had heard it was very, very loud.”

“Well, nothing is amplified, so it’s only as loud as they can make it naturally,” Eleanor pointed out.

“Which is still pretty loud,” Dania added.

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