Time to Reprise

Kalamazoo College alumna Gail Griffin
Gail Griffin in the 1986 Festival Playhouse production of UNCOMMON WOMEN AND OTHERS

It’s been 50 years of great theatre at Festival Playhouse of Kalamazoo College. What have been the highlights? And who should choose? Let’s start with the people who have acted and directed many of that half century of productions. They have picked their favorites, and you can enjoy them.

An Evening of Kalamazoo College Theatre Alumni Scenes occurs Saturday, October 19, at 4 PM in the Nelda K. Balch Playhouse. Alumni of past Festival Playhouse productions will present staged readings of their favorite plays. On the schedule:

William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, featuring Emilia LaPenta ’10 and Emily Harpe ’08;

Top Girls, by Caryl Churchill, featuring Wa-Louisa Hubbard ’03, Lisa Ludwinsk ’06, Anne LaTarte ’03, and Betsy King ’05;

Uncommon Women and Others, by Wendy Wasserstein, featuring recently retired Professor of English Gail Griffin and Laura Livingstone-McNellis ’89;

Pullman, WA, by Young Jean Lee, featuring Ryan Hatch ’04 and Matt Pieknik ’04;

Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992, by Anna Deavere Smith, featuring Kristala Pouncy ’02;

subUrbia, by Eric Bogosian, featuring Ben Harpe ’09 and Paul Whitehouse ’08;

Waiting for Godot, by Samuel Beckett, featuring Todd Beck ’60 and Bill Vincent ’60