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Avenue Q Presents a Fine, Fine Line

It was recently announced that the Wilmington College Theater Department will be presenting Avenue Q as their Fall musical. The show dates are November 16, 17, and 18; but this is not a typical musical comedy. Firstly, puppets are incorporated into the musical, so  puppets and humans both interact on stage. This presents the actors with a difficult challenge: how do they act, sing, and dance, all while controlling and emotionalizing a puppet? Theater Director Wynn Alexander remarked, “the focus is on the puppets, not the actor. That will be…

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WC Chorale Members Increase Substantially in Fall

The Wilmington College Chorale has always been a group that is small in number, but mighty in sound. Although having a small group of singers was an incredible experience, the choir began expressing a need for more members, especially men. This need has been fulfilled, with over 20 members this semester. Brandi James, a senior at Wilmington College, says, “Over these past few years, I’ve gotten accustomed to having a small choir family, but it’s a new year and a new day! Change is good! I’m super excited for all…

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Pushing Boundaries: Contemporary Art Exhibit in Harcum Gallery

The David & June Harcum Art Gallery located in Boyd is hosting the artworks of Andrew Yakscoe. It features 18 contemporary pieces of art that focus on the artist’s difficult life experiences. Andrew Yakscoe is both an artist and art educator; he studied at the University of Cincinnati and currently works at the Cincinnati Art Museum. When Wilmington College Harcum Gallery Curator, Hal Schunk, visited the museum and viewed Yakscoe’s work, he was immediately intrigued and wanted to exhibit it at Wilmington. Schunk explained why he selected Yakscoe’s art by…

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Let Your Heart Sing! WC’s Chorale Concert

On Sunday, April 30, Wilmington College Chorale had its second concert of the year with a theme of “songs through the ages,” with pieces from many different time periods. The concert began at 7:30, with the first piece, “Keep Your Lamps.” Gina Beck, Wilmington College’s Chorale Director says, “They are small in number, but mighty in sound!” This semester the choir has worked extremely hard, meeting three times a week to learn the many different songs that Gina Beck, the chorale’s choir directed, had in store. With all the hard…

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Blood at the Root, a Success for Student Actors

On Thursday April 20th and Friday April 21st, Wilmington College students performed the play Blood at the Root in the Heiland Theatre at the Boyd Cultural Arts Center. Blood of the Root is based off of the story of the “Jena Six,” six black high school students in Jena, Louisiana who were initially charged with attempted murder for a school fight after being provoked with three nooses hanging from a tree on campus. A production of this magnitude can grasp the attention of the entire crowd and that is what…

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“Southern trees bear a strange fruit… blood on the leaves… and blood at the root.”

Billie Holiday sang slowly, hauntingly in her famous 1939 track of “Strange Fruit.” Sixty-seven years later in the small town of Jena, Louisiana at Jena High School, six black teenagers were arrested and were brought up to intense charges after assaulting a white student. The case of the Jena Six was precipitated by several other events. One of them being nooses hung from a tree, a prank many called it was rooted in something much darker. Andrew Haag, a Wilmington College theater major and an ensemble of six students will…

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WC’s Winter Production of Love/Sick, Auditions Beginning This Week

Wilmington College will present the darker cousin of Almost Maine, Love/Sick, by creator John Cariana. This collection of hilarious short plays talks about the pain and joy of being in love. Wynn Alexander, director and Professor of Theater and Fine Arts, picked this play because “[it] is a subject matter that is of interest to college students. The play explores in a kind of quirky way that there’s a real fine line between being in love and being sick…. Some of it’s funny, some of it’s serious.” This play brings on…

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