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Theatre Alumni Showcase & Events Planned For September 27-28

By Clarke News  |  September 13, 2019

The Clarke University Drama and Musical Theatre program is proud to present Stories Worth Telling: A Clarke Theatre Alumni Showcase. This event is a collaborative experience involving Clarke theatre alumni working alongside current students to perform scenes and songs from some of the department’s award-winning and most beloved productions.

Clarke’s drama program is known regionally and nationally for artistic excellence and for the caliber of its alumni. The Stories Worth Telling event will draw together current students and alumni from across the history of the program, and from across the country, to provide a rich evening of entertainment. The event will celebrate the lasting and meaningful legacy of the Clarke drama program, a legacy interwoven into the fabric of Clarke and the city of Dubuque.

The alumni showcase event will be integrated into Homecoming weekend at Clarke University. Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. on both Friday, September 27, and Saturday, September 28, in Terence Donaghoe Hall on the campus of Clarke University. There is no charge for admission; donations are accepted.

Additional events on Saturday, September 28, will complement the evening performance. An alumni panel will be offered at 4:30 p.m. in Rose O’Toole Room in the Wahlert Atrium. The panel will be moderated by Gregg Henry, Executive Director of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. Alumni panelists include Nancy Linari ’77 (actor), Robyn Slattery-McAreavy ’78 (RN), Pam Knourek ‘87 (tech/costume technology), Kim Huettl ’87 (Marquette University Admissions), Jake Heinrichs ’96 (tech/lighting), and April Schuller ’06 (tech/hair and makeup; 2019 Clarke University Rising Star alumni award winner).

Following the panel, guests are invited to a reception in the Fabiano Conference Room in the Wahlert Atrium at Clarke. The reception is from 5:45-7 p.m. and all are encouraged to take this opportunity to connect and continue the conversation with alumni, friends, and Clarke faculty before heading to Terence Donaghoe Hall for the 7:30 p.m. performance.