One Senior’s Oglethorpe Bucket List: 20 Must-Do Activities for Every Stormy Petrel

With a less than two weeks left until graduation, reality has started to set in. Soon, Oglethorpe will not only be my university: it will be my alma mater. As a senior, everything from conversations with nostalgic friends to commencement updates constantly remind me that this formal departure from my second home is imminent. That …

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 …

Will & Drive: One OU Student’s Comeback Story

In this CNN video report, Will Carter ’12 demonstrates how an electronic device has enabled him to drive again after a brain injury. Like many Oglethorpe students, Will Carter ’12 has found “his place” over the past three years, carving out his niche in theatre and slowly making a name for himself in Atlanta’s crowd …

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 …

Student Thespians Surprised by Special Guest

The cast and crew of Oglethorpe’s production of the Broadway musical [title of show] were surprised last weekend when the play’s author popped up in the audience.  Hunter Bell, the author of the play’s original book, introduced himself to the director and the cast after Saturday night’s show. Bell, who happened to be visiting Atlanta from New York City, heard about OU Theatre’s production and …