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Baker University Theatre performs short plays about pandemic experiences

Freshman Sidney Alaimo (left) performs alongside Senior Rose Ulrich (right) in an emotional scene. Alaimo and Ulrich played child and parent, respectively, in the story

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Staff Writer

September 22, 2020

For the Baker University Theatre Department, a global pandemic does not deter from producing a play, and it even serves as a source of inspiration. From Sept. 23rd to the 26th, the theatre department will be performing “Together While Apart: Plays About a Pandemic.” The show consists of three sho...

Theatre performs “Jack and Jill”: A modern take on romance

Senior Erynne Jamison stars as Jill. Rather than performing the production in Rice Auditorium, it will run in Darby Hope Theatre.

Story by Will Hanson, Arts and Entertainment Editor

February 26, 2020

“Jack and Jill” is a play written by Jane Martin and it first premiered in 1996. The production is known for its unique and contemporary take on romance and relationships, while also having a principal cast of only two. The play follows the tumultuous journey of two people in a relationship over...

Theatre department presents a modern take of “Hedda Gabler”

Sophomores Drew Cheek and Kenzie Kuhlmann star as Judge Brack and Hedda Gabler. The play will be performed 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7-9 and 2 p.m. on Nov. 11.

Story by Will Hanson, Arts and Entertainment Editor

November 5, 2019

“Hedda Gabler” is a drama written by playwright Henrik Ibsen and premiered in 1891 in Munich, Germany. The role of Hedda is recognized as one of the greatest dramatic roles in theatre. The play follows the newly married character of Hedda who is bored with her life as she finds it unexciting and...

Theatre performs ‘Still Life with Iris’

Theatre performs 'Still Life with Iris'

Story by Nathan Hills, Staff Writer

September 25, 2019

The Baker University Theatre department will begin showing “Still Life with Iris” by Steven Dietz the morning of Sept. 26 through Saturday Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, Sept. 29 at 2 p.m. The play is the first youth theatre play to win the Kennedy Center's Fund for New American Plays Award. “I...

Theatre performs ‘James and the Giant Peach’

Freshman McKenzie Kuhlmann plays character Aunt Spiker during a scene in

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, A&E Editor

October 15, 2018

The Theatre Department performed “James and the Giant Peach” for its first production of the year. The play opened Thursday Sept. 27 at 7:30 with performances the following Friday and Saturday. There was also a matinee performed at 2 on Sunday. Based of the book by the same title, “James and...

Theatre department prepares for semester

Left to right: Sophomore Erynne Jamison, freshman Dani Holland and junior Alyssa Glover perform Trojan Women last semester.

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, A&E Editor

September 24, 2018

Change and excitement. These two words describe the upcoming semester for Baker’s theatre department. From preparing for a major festival to rehearsing new productions, and the addition of a new professor, this year proves to be anything but boring for students involved in all capacities of theatre. Emily...

Theatre Department nominated for festival

“Rumors” opened Thursday in the recently renovated Rice Auditorium. Senior Haley Roberts, junior Jason Shipps, and sophomore Erynne Jamison are pictured above.

Story by Julia Sanders, Writer

November 29, 2017

The Baker University Theatre Department recently put on "Rumors," a comedic show that followed six people attending a dinner party where something had gone horribly wrong before the dinner party began. This show joined only two others in Baker’s history to be considered to attend the regional Kennedy ...