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Three OU undergrads cast in Alliance Theatre’s ‘Shakespeare in Love’

A big congratulations to Oglethorpe undergrads Alex Oakley, Meredith Myers and Gillian Rabin on being cast in Alliance Theatre‘s production of ‘Shakespeare in Love’ this fall. Oglethorpe University will host ‘Shakespeare in Love’ beginning August 30. Tickets are on sale now. Cast Set for Shakespeare in Love at Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre | Playbill Cast Set for Regional […]

“Willkommen in unserer Bäckerei” (Welcome to OUr Bakery)

Nearly 40 students got a taste of one of Germany’s most famous cultural and culinary offerings—die deutsche Bäckerei (the German bakery). Courtesy of Florian Siedlarek, visiting professor of German, students enjoyed two nights of socializing while baking some of Germany’s signature treats and learning more about the country’s culture. “I was surprised at how many students were interested in baking,” said […]

Oglethorpe’s French Master Art Exhibition Opens in Style

More than 150 people attended the opening of Oglethorpe University Museum of Art’s opening of its exhibition, Nineteenth Century French Master Drawings and Sculpture from the Schlossberg Collection.  Dr. and Mrs. Michael Schlossberg were in attendance to help open the exhibition, which ran through December 12. In attendance were several members of Dr. Schlossberg’s family, community and museum members, […]

Kick Off a New Season with OU Theatre

Oglethorpe’s Theatre Department is starting the year off right by welcoming new Theatre Director/Visiting Assistant Professor Matt Huff and by offering ways for both Theatre and non-theatre majors to get involved. The 2010 Season kicks off this week with Georgia Shakespeare’s “Welcome Back” Mixer for OU Students on Wednesday, August 25 at 6 pm in the Conant Performing Arts Center. (Georgia Shakespeare […]

OUMA Exhibition Preview: Salvador Dali

Falling astronauts.  An exhausted giraffe running with a fiery mane.  Lifeless chipmunks settled in…the silhouette of a human face? These visuals are just some of the thrilling madness that is Salvador Dali.  They are morphing images—those that transform in theme and feeling as the eye moves across the piece.  This is the kind of art that moves from graceful, to gore, to graphic […]

“Spirit of Will” at Oglethorpe

Georgia Shakespeare–the professional theatre-in-residence at Oglethorpe marked its 25th anniversary in 2010.  To celebrate, GA Shakes hosted its annual Bard’s Bash, where revelers “put on the ritz” at the roaring 20’s-themed gala. At the Bash, Georgia Shakespeare presented its annual Spirit of Will Award to Oglethorpe.  The award honors those who exemplify the passion for the human condition that Shakespeare displayed through […]

“Twelfth Night” at Oglethorpe

The OU Playmakers’ performed the classic Shakespeare comedy, Twelfth Night in April of 2010. This Shakespearean comedy made many laugh, cry, and laugh until they cried. Set in Illyria, the play uses mistaken identity as the source of its humor. Viola, the lead character, finds herself in a sticky situation after she shipwrecks on the […]

OUr kind of Monday…

Who says Mondays are no good? This Monday (March 15), why not make it yOUr kind of Monday? Visit the Conant Center from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., to meet Bernice A. King, the youngest child of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. She’s also the president-elect of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. King will be interviewed by several […]

Starting the Dialogue: The Progress of Black America

Oglethorpe University’s Black Student Caucus presented “Starting the Dialogue: The Progress of Black America” panel discussion on Sunday, February 28, in Lupton Auditorium, in observance of Black History Month. The program featured a discussion among Ronda Racha Penrice, author of African American History for Dummies, Frank Smith, Jr., former DC councilman and director of the African […]

Shakespeare on a Budget

At Oglethorpe University on Thursday, February 25th , Friday, February 26th, and Saturday, February 27th ran the  abridged version of “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare,” presented by Rehearsal Room C (Oglethorpe’s student-led theatre group). The Monty Python-style comedy incorporated Shakespeare’s 37 plays and154 sonnets into one hysterical 99 minute period, and starred students Ben Silver ’13, Danielle […]