The Monday Catchup


Excerpt from “A Christmas Carrel” a play by me directed by me and starring me

NARRATOR: When Scrooge awoke, the church clock tolled a deep, dull, hollow, melancholy (BONG! BONG! BONG! BONG!). Light flashed up in the room upon the instant, and the blinds by his bed were drawn up by a strange figure.

SCROOGE: Are you the Spirit, sir, whose coming was foretold to me?


SCROOGE: Who and what are you?

FIRST GHOST: I am the Ghost of Kenyon Past.

NARRATOR: As the words were spoken, they passed through the wall, and stood in the busy thoroughfares of a college campus. It was made plain enough by the dressing of the place that here, too, it was Christmas time. The Ghost stopped at a certain door, and asked Scrooge if he knew it.

SCROOGE: Know it! I spent countless hours here. I remember these walls, this cubic furniture, the ceiling made of windows. This must be the place … I miss it. Olin and Ch–

FIRST GHOST: Don’t say it. It will be too painful for you. Yes we are here. Smell the books. Hookup in the stacks. Talk too loud on the third floor. You loved this place and took it for granted.

SCROOGE: Spirit! remove me from this place. Haunt me no longer!

NARRATOR: As he struggled with this memory and the intense pain attached to it, Scrooge realized he was a first year who had no reason to be jaded about a place he never set foot in save for during a visit day or tour. Man who the hell do you think you are? How was your weekend?


“Saw someone eating a cheesestick the bad way. Ruined my night.”

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Do it tonight: The Owl Creeks Concert

How could you ever refuse this owl?

How could you ever refuse this owl?

It has been too long since a group of dazzling ladies in stunning dresses have sung beautiful music for an audience. I don’t know about you guys, but I have been wasting away and counting down the days since cabaret to the next time the Owl Creeks would be singing. Well, ladies and gents that day is today! The Owl Creeks concert is tonight at 8:00 pm in Rosse Hall. The Creeks will be singing a variety of great tunes, including songs by Robyn, Hall and Oates, and Whitney Houston. It is going to be the concert of a lifetime, so you really shouldn’t miss it.

What: Owl Creeks Concert

Where: Rosse Hall

8:00 pm