Fine Arts Roundup: Fall Play, Dance Workshop, and Photo Exhibit
Baylor Players crew members Zoë Hardnett '21 and Frankie Chamberlain '21 work on the large, elaborate set for "Pride and Prejudice"

New and Fast-Paced Adaptation of Pride and Prejudice Presented Oct. 30-Nov. 2

Finding a husband is not a priority of Elizabeth Bennet (Elizabeth Van Deusen '20), but with four sisters (Kara Anne Smith '22, Charlotte Wang '20, Amanda Chen '23, and Samara Crouse '20), an enthusiastic match-making mother (Elisabeth Lau), and an array of questionable suitors (Sam Lustig '20, Steven Yao '21, and Ezra Marler '22), the subject seems to keep coming up.

Faithful to the classic 1813 novel by Jane Austin, this new and fast-paced adaptation by Jon Jury will have you hoping that Elizabeth and the handsome Mr. Darcy (Nick Skonberg '21) are able to see beyond his pride and her prejudice for a perfect match after all. 

The show features more than 40 actors and tech crew, and is directed by fine arts instructor Beth Gumnick. Set designer Garrett Walsh and his crew have created an ethereal set matching the play’s modern tempo and flow.  Period costumes were created by Emily Walsh.

The show runs Wednesday, Oct. 30 through Saturday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m., and closes Sunday, Nov. 3 with a 2:30 p.m. matinee.

 NEW!  Online Ticket Sales

Tickets will be available online for the first time this year! Please feel free to book your tickets online at your convenience by clicking here. They will also be available as usual at the door. 

Roddy Theater Exhibit Features Coach E's Nature Photos

Faculty member and coach Kurt Emmanuele is not only an avid outdoor enthusiast, he is also an expert nature photographer whose work is on display in the Roddy Theater lobby for the public's enjoyment.  Emmanuele completed his quest to hike the entire Appalachian Trail this summer, and has hiked and photographed some of the country's most iconic scenes from national parks throughout the U.S.  The exhibit will remain through Nov. 3. 

Five Participate in Tennessee Dance Festival

Verve' dancers Mary Alex Bachus, Megha Chanamolu, Emma Sofia Griffin, Macie Lane, and Maxime Werk participated in the Tennessee Dance Festival presented by the Tennessee Association of Dance, Sept. 27-29, at the Nashville Ballet. 

Joined by dance instructors Elizabeth Roemer '05 and Margaret Harman '14, the group participated in six master classes in a variety of dance styles taught by master faculty from all over the country. Students also performed works by Bachus and Werk in the Cathie Ault Kasch Student Choreography Project Showcase, and Bachus and Werk received feedback from dance professionals who adjudicated the show. Dancers also attended performances featuring professional and pre-professional companies from the region.

Pictured below (left to right) are Macie Lane, Maxime Werk, Mary Alex Bachus, Megha Chanamolu, and Emma Sofia Griffin


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