The Emporia State University Theatre program was well-represented at Festival 52 of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Region V. The gathering was held in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the week of Jan. 19 through 25.
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Emporia State University Theatre’s fourth annual radio performance of “A Christmas Carol,” the timeless classic by Charles Dickens, will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 7 in the Karl C. Bruder Theatre. The performance will be streamed online, but it can also be watched live in the theatre. A suggested donation of $5 or a contribution of stable food items can be made at the door for the live performance. Donations and food items will be contributed to Corky’s Cupboard.
The 2019-2020 George R.R. Pflaum Memorial Lecture at Emporia State University will be presented by Alum Drew Shirley (BFA, 2007), an actor and director who lives in Chicago with his wife, Erika. He will present the Pflaum memorial lecture at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23 in the R.Q. Frederickson Theatre in Roosevelt Hall. After his remarks, Shirley will take questions from those in attendance.
The final fall presentation by Emporia State University Theatre opens Wednesday and runs through Saturday. “The House of Blue Leaves” tells the tale of Artie Shaughnessy, a songwriter who toils by day as a zookeeper. At night, he plays at piano bars in Queens where he lives with his wife, Bananas. His mistress, Bunny Flingus lives downstairs. On the day the Pope is making his first visit to the city, Artie’s son Ronny goes AWOL from Fort Dix, stowing a homemade bomb. Also arriving are Artie’s old school chum Billy, now a successful Hollywood producer, and his starlet girlfriend.
A former FBI investigator now teaching forensics will talk about the Oklahoma City bombing on Monday at Emporia State University.
A century after the Treaty of Versailles ended World War I, this document and its consequences is the topic of the annual Veterans Roundtable at Emporia State University.
The Locard Society of Forensic Science, a student organization at Emporia State, is collecting items for the Emporia Animal Shelter during trick-or-treating on Rural Street. This is the fourth year the group has used the city event to help others.
Emporia State University Theatre presents “Little Women, The Musical” from October 17 to 20, 2019, in the Karl C. Bruder Theatre. Set during the American Civil War, the March sisters — romantic Meg, tomboyish Jo, sweet Beth and irascible Amy — live in Concord, Massachusetts, with their beloved Marmee while Father serves as a Chaplain in the war.
Dr. Gregory Schneider is a professor with high standards who pushes his students to excel. He is nationally recognized for significant contributions to modern U.S. history. He is respected for giving his time and talents to Emporia State through service on Faculty Senate and other campus committees.
“A rare sort of teacher who not only informs and instructs, but also ignites passion for his subject matter and inspires his students to achieve everything their potential allows.”