OU Students Play a Part in Georgia Shakespeare’s “Metamorphoses”

Oglethorpe University theater students have the exceedingly rare opportunity to be a part of theater at the professional level—right on their own campus. As part of the decades-long partnership between Georgia Shakespeare and Oglethorpe, students are invited to compete for scholarships that provide not only financial assistance, but also the privilege of interning with the …

Oglethorpe Theatre Presents ‘Bard’s Best!’

The OU Blog recently caught up with  the cast and director of Bard’s Best!, a collaboration between Georgia Shakespeare and the OU Theatre Program that stars a versatile company of six actors performing Shakespeare’s greatest hits. Favorite selections from the Bard’s most beloved plays leap from the page onto the Oglethorpe stage including Hamlet, Macbeth, Twelfth Night, As You …

“I’ll take ‘Colleges & Universities’ for $800, Alex”

It’s here—the moment you’ve been waiting for. After doing a little digging, Oglethorpe Blog has found the now famous Jeopardy! clip that sent scores of Petrels to Facebook, Twitter, and blogs on Monday night.  In the clip below, Oglethorpe’s twenty-five seconds of game show fame are unveiled as a respectable $800 clue–answered correctly, incidentally.  Check it out:

OU Theatre Students In the Spotlight On and Off Stage

This summer, Elizabeth Lanier ’12 and Kyle Brumley ’12 have had to wear many hats—literally. As Georgia Shakespeare interns, they have been acting in the company’s summer productions, performing in The Tempest, Antony and Cleopatra, and The Jungle Book, all in repertory through late July. Both Kyle and Elizabeth are the first Georgia Shakespeare Scholars to work as interns during …

A Christmas Story Comes to Life on Oglethorpe Stage

Georgia Shakespeare, Oglethorpe’s professional theatre in residence, welcomed the 2010 holiday season with one of its most highly anticipated shows of the year, A Christmas Story.  Adapted by Philip Grecian and directed by Drew Fracher, the play is a theatrical take on the 1983 comedy film of the same title. A Christmas Story follows a determined Ralphie, (played on …

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 …

“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 …