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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 department to perform ‘The Outsider’ through Facebook live

Theatre department to perform 'The Outsider' through Facebook live

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Staff Writer

April 16, 2020

Baker University Theatre Department is still finding a way to bring the stage to life, despite the shift to online classes. Instead of a traditional performance, their production of “The Outsider” will be a live reading streamed online. Emily Kasprzak, assistant professor of theatre, said the...

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 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 ...

Theatre performs Neil Simon’s ‘Rumors’

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

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Writer

November 10, 2017

The Baker University Theatre Department will be preforming its second production of the year, “Rumors” by Neil Simon this week. Performances will be held Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee being performed on Sunday at 2 p.m. Admission is free and reservations are not required. The play follows a g...