The Monday Catchup

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Not my best edit, but as Philander Chase once said, “this will do!”

You will all be happy to know that I am no longer my glittery-skinned self. Indeed, the last speck of the shiny stuff from Deb Ball fell off of my body today. I am finally clean. Bless. That’s the most I can say about this weekend folks. It was a romp and a riot and an altogether jiggle-fest. Here are some candid thoughts from you about this debauchery.

RIP to all the wigs people wore.

I stayed in for the first night of my life, and I didn’t hate it.

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Prevas’ ’15 “Principia Romantica” Explores Physics, Sexism

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For senior drama students at Kenyon, the senior thesis is a culmination of their experiences in drama either in acting, directing, designing, dramaturgy, or playwriting. However, it is when these different areas of theatre combine that things can get interesting. For playwright Christine Prevas ’15, this meant pairing with director, Matt Super 15’ and actress Rosie Ouellet ’15 for the premiere of her original show Principia Romantica. I had the pleasure to talk to Christine about the upcoming premiere. Continue reading

Professors Who Went Here: Jonathan Tazewell ’84

The Thrill is pleased to introduce a new occasional feature: “Professors Who Went Here,” which features current Kenyon professors who also completed their undergraduate education on the Hill. This week we talked to Thomas S. Turgeon Professor of Drama, Jonathan Tazewell ’84. 

Professor Tazewell ’84. Via kenyon.edu

How has Kenyon changed since your undergraduate years?

I came to Kenyon as a first-year student in the fall of 1980. I was a legacy kid because my uncle had graduated from Kenyon in 1961. My parish priest had also gone to seminary at Bexley Hall when it was a part of Kenyon.
Kenyon has changed in many ways since I was a student, but what is most significant to me is that it is a more diverse and more liberal place than it was in the early ’80s. The population of students of color was less than 3%, and there were few non-white faculty members and no African American faculty. The families of students that I knew were mostly moderate to conservative in their political views, and that political point of view dominated the the campus.

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Do It Tonight: KCDC Presents “The Seagull”

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Come see The Kenyon College Dramatic Club’s adaptation of Anton Chekov’s “The Seagull”  this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 pm. “The Seagull” is widely regarded as the first of Chekov’s four masterpieces. The play follows the story of a famous actress, her son, and their criss-crossed lovers. “The Seagull” stars Anna Yukevich ’16, Max Pescherine ’17, Prof. Ben Viccellio, and Prof. Wendy MacLeod, features a full cast of Kenyon Students and KCDC members, and is the second main stage show of the year.  Continue reading

Do It Tonight: Kenyon College Dramatic Club Presents: Hedda Gabler

Look! It’s the faint outline of a chandelier. What could this mean? You must come see the show to find out!

Come see The Kenyon College Dramatic Club’s adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s “Hedda Gabler,” presented this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 pm. “Hedda Gabler” is described as the tale of a “Nordic femme fatale” who is hiding a secret past. As the second main stage show of the year, “Hedda Gabler” features the talents of Grace Gardner as Hedda herself, and Issa Polstein and Kenny Fedorko as Tesman and Eilert Lovborg. This classic is adapted and directed by Brant Russell for the Bolton theater stage, and promises to be a must-see show.

Call (740) 427-5546 to reserve your tickets NOW, even if you’re phone-shy. Trust me, it will be worth it.

  • What: KCDC Presents Hedda Gabler
  • Where: Bolton Theater
  • When: Thursday, January 31 – Friday, February 1 – Saturday, February 2 at 8 PM