Articles by Zoe Plattner


Zoe Plattner is the Arts and Entertainment Editor at The Ebbtide. She covers arts and entertainment, writing the A&E calendar every issue. With a cat and a fish, Plattner is proud to call herself a pet owner. In the future she aspires to add a houseplant to her small family of creatures.

A Musical for the Masses

Premiering in 1928, Bertolt Brecht’s “The Threepenny Opera” brought a tale of crime and corruption to theatergoers. The German “play with music” focuses on the relationships between and how they interact with society. Years later, it would continue to inspire pop culture, such as Bobby Darin’s jazz rendition of its song “Mack the Knife” in…

Arts and Entertainment Calendar — Feb. 21, 2020

The Threepenny Opera 7:30 p.m., Feb. 28-29, March 6-7, 3 p.m., March 1, 8; SCC Theater Set in the dark underbelly of 1800’s London, The Threepenny Opera follows the story of Macheath (Mack the Knife) in a thrilling tale of greed, love, crime and survival. Based on The Beggar’s Opera, this biting satire brings the…

Valentine’s Day for the Disaffected

Chocolate, wine and roses are nice, but it’s 2020 and a new decade calls for a new tradition. For those sick and tired of heart-shaped candies and raspberry flavors, here are some wacky ways to show your special someone a little love this February. OK Boomer Three drag stars square off in this multi-generational dating…


The Winning Front

Director Sam Mendes takes audiences into the trenches in his new wartime masterpiece “1917.” Set in the midst of World War I, British Lance Corporals Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman) and Schofield (George MacKay) are entrusted with the task of delivering orders to an isolated infantry battalion to prevent its 1,600 members from walking into a German…

The Art of Yarn

A “Knit” Hobby for Everyone Knitting is much more than a couple of funky needles and a lot of string. It’s a statement, a way to create something both useful and personal, and in some cases, it can serve as a math supplement. As the craft of knitting continues to fall out of favor, some…


The Evolution of a Lifelong Passion

SCC Professor Juggles Work and Play Smoke curled through the bar, the low light filtering through the haze. While long past the era of slavery, Virginia was still very much a tobacco state — a fact that couldn’t have been more apparent at this particular tavern in the later half of 70s. Future SCC Professor…

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