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April 8, 1961
By Johanna Spyril
Musical adaptation by Robert Schumann
Directed by Donnie Rigby
Columbia Auditorium 


Cast:


HeidiElizabth Nilsen
GrandfatherJohn Buckley
Aunt DeteClaudia Lottman
PeterRay Gonzalez
SebastianMike Minge
Herr SessemanBarry Kellogg
KlaraEva Lovejoy
Fraulein RottenmeierElaine Bruington
EricHoward Sulzle
PastorWilbur Ingram
TonetteDonna Olson
Second MaidMargaret Feyerabend
School TeacherArdle Uptain
ClairJoyce Rasmussen
DoctorJay Rasmussen
Delivery BoysBob Reynolds
Bernie Paulson

 


Music:


Ladies Chorus:(directed by Miss Rae Constantine)
WWC Symphony:(directed by John J. Hafner)
German Band:(directed by H. Lloyd Leno)
BaritoneH. Lloyd Leno
ClarinetDick Coleman
CornetsCarroll Klein
Lloyd Fisher
Clayton Bliss
TubaRonald Boyd

Crew:


CostumesJune Smith
Prop ConstructionMarilyn Humbert
Don Krieger
Larry McGinnis
Ed Turner
FurnitureDavis-Kaiser Furniture Company

"Heidi" was performed as the feature entertainment for the 15th annual AGA-sponsored "Hour of Charm," on April 8, 1961.

February 25, 1962
By Irving Stone, adaptation by Ruth Sergel
Directed by Donnie Rigby
Columbia Auditorium 


Cast:


Mary Todd Lincoln Mrs. Genevieve McCormick, assistant dean of women
Abraham Lincoln H. Lloyd Leno, assistant professor of music
Elizabeth Todd Edwards Mrs. Donnie Rigby, instructor in speech
Ninean Edwards Dr. Melvin K. West
Mercy Levering Mrs. John Thorne
James Conklin Paul Miller
Steven Douglas Ralph Jones
Alli Mrs. DeEtta Olson
Dr. and Mrs. Houghan Elder and Mrs. J. Paul Grove
Mrs. Dresser Mrs. Charlotte Scyphers
Sarah Marshall Mrs. Melvin Zolber
Beth Grimsley Mrs. Frank Meckling
Stockpole Elder G. S. Balharrie
First Caller Mrs. Jackie Ladd
Edwin Stanton H. D. Schwartz
Tad Lincoln Johnny Balharrie
Stoddard Eugene Golles
Taxpayer Miss Ruth E. Burgeson

Crew:


Costumes Mrs. Cliffton C. (June) Smith
Props The Barn, antique furniture shop in Walla Walla

"Love is Eternal" was performed as entertainment for an ASWWC sponsored banquet.

April 14, 1962
By Helen Grigsby Doss, adaptation by Christopher Sergel
Directed by Donnie Rigby


Cast:


Reverend Carl DossGeorge Sellers
Mrs. Helen DossElaine Spoden
Mr. JohnsonBruce Craig
Mrs. JohnsonLinda Osborne
Miss ReillyBrenda Hoatson
Mrs. ParkinsonJeanette Hoel
Mrs. AllenIla Russell
Mrs. HardyJanice Monson
Bill ThomasGail Brown
Nan JohnsonTerry McFee
Don DossDoug Wells
Diane DossSusie Anduha
Laura DossGeraldine Ng
Rita DossMarge Vaselenko
Timmy DossRon Krause
Ted DossJoe Homann
Alex DossJim Epperson

"The Family Nobody Wanted" was performed as entertainment for the 16th annual AGA "Hour of Charm" program. 


April 3, 1963
By Marc Silver?
Directed by Ralph Jones and Loren Dickinson
Columbia Auditorium 


This play involved Marc Silver, junior theology major, Ralph Jones, assistant professor of business, Loren Dickinson, instructor in speech, Joseph Barnes, assistant professor of religion, Alden Thompson, junior theology major, and Sherman McCormick, senior music education major.


"Summons No. 237," a re-enactment of a 1962 "Faith for Today" trial, was performed 
by the Walla Walla College Missionary Volunteer Society in Columbia Auditorium. 


April 13, 1963
By Thornton Wilder
Co-directed by Donnie Rigby and Loren Dickinson
Columbia Auditorium 


Cast:


Doug CooperStage Manager
Neil CameronDr. Gibbs
Eugene NordstromJoe Crowell
Joe Stoddard
Clyde EndersHowie Newsome
Karen PerryMrs. Gibbs
Sharon StaleyMrs. Webb
Sandy BrownGeorge Gibbs
Faye RobertsonRebecca Gibbs
Johnnie BalharrieWally Webb
Mardi NeufeldEmily Webb
George SellersProfessor Willard
Dale Von BergenMr. Webb
Barbara ThompsonWoman in the Balcony
Lady in the Box
Spike DrakeMan in Auditorium
First Baseball Player
Ken HartSimon Stimson
Margaret FeyerabendMrs. Soames
Joe HomannConstable Warren
Jack SmithSi Crowell
Jim PfostSecond Baseball Player
Richard WorleySam Craig
Rosemary KelloggFirst Dead Woman
Dorothy DeerSecond Dead Woman
Bill EbyDead Man
Sharon Babjar
Janice Monson
Judy Pihl
Frances Zinke
Donna Monks
Linda Cook
Ginger Stelzmiller
Phyllis Ross
Helen Godfrey
Duane Prettyman
Norm Schwisow
Russel Thomsen
Choir Members

Crew:


Marc SilverLighting
Donna Phillips
June Smith
Costumes/Props
Sue GlantzRehearsal Coordinator
Pat Ensminger
Judy Dietrich
Tickets/Ushers/Publicity

"Our Town" was performed for the 17th annual AGA "Hour of Charm" program in Columbia Auditorium.

December 3, 1965
Adapted by Simona Pakenham
Music by R. Vaughn Williams
Directed by Loren Dickinson
College Church

View the playbill for The First Nowell (1965).

February 12, 1966
by Edward Streeter, Adapted by Caroline Francke
Directed by Donnie Rigby


Cast:


Stanley Banks Carl Waterbrook
Mrs. Banks Teryl Lofgren
Kay Banks Sheryl Harris
Tommy Banks Dave Pershall
Ben Banks Bernie Willis
Buckley Dunstan Ron Waggoner
Additional Actors: Kitty Curtis
Paul Monson
Peggy Swift
Diane Swetnam
Helen Ogren
Lee Ogden
Vicky Blisserd
Tom Maher
Bill Parker

Crew:


Set Roy Hartbauer
Lighting/Microphones Loren Dickinson
Props Genevieve McCormick

April 16, 1966
By Albert Johnson
Directed by Donnie Rigby
Fine Arts Center Auditorium 


Cast:


Charles Kirkpatrick, Steve Packard, and Sharon Slaybaugh, portrayed a total of eight characters in this play, which was performed March 4 in the Walla Walla Presbyterian Church, April 16 in the Fine Arts Center auditorium, and once each in Portland and The Dalles, Oregon.


Crew:


Lighting Ken Wasenmiller
Prompter Diane Swetnam

February 1967

Cast:


Carl Waterbrook
Chuck Godfrey
Wayne Wentland
Darlene Barnhart
Dick Loganbill
Pat Ludden
Judy Throckmorton
Stan Hixon
Ron Schaffner

February 25 and 26, 1967
by Eugene Burdick and William J. Lederer
Directed by Donnie Rigby


Cast:


Homer AtkinsBill McVay
Emma AtkinsTenny Thompson
Marie MAcintoshJuanita Newman
George SwiftKen Goodridge
JeepoJohn Darrow
Lui KahnDennis Winter
Mai MauPhyllis Harbison
Mother-in-lawRonna Archbold
Ed HillandaleBill Parker
Li Mai KellySharon Slaybaugh
Louis SearsJohn Garner
Princess NgongNadine McDonald
Prime MinisterLee Ogden
StudentJeanna Hartzel
DeongBert Pearson

Crew:


LightingLonny Lasher
MicrophonesWalter Murray
CostumingJudi Light
Musical ScoreGlenn Spring's composition class

February 24 and 25, 1968
Directed by Donnie Rigby


The Old Lady Shows Her Medals
by Sir James Barrie

Mrs. Dowey Janet Lundeen
Mrs. Haggerty Sharon Slaybaugh
Mrs. Mickleham Mary Jo Canaday
Mrs. Tully Carmen Richards
Rev. Wilkinson Lonny Lasher
Pvt. Dowey Steve Bottroff

The Jewish Wife
by Bertolt Brecht

the wifeElaine Spechko
the husbandDan Knapp

Opening Night
by Cornelia Otis Skinner
CorneliaJudi Lawson
AldenJohn Gardner
LilaDella Jesperson
BuzzieTenny Thompson
Mrs. JudsonAsta Sakala
Mrs. PalmerSharon Ohl
PatsyVivian Grubbs

April 26, 1969
by John Van Druten
Directed by Heidi Lawson, senior speech major
Columbia Auditorium 


Cast:


Mama Mary Jensen
Katrin Sunni Anibal
Papa Dwayne Hancock
Dagmar Sally Sanders
Nels Walter Hadley
Christine Roz Roemer
Uncle Chris Barry Benjamin
Additional Actors: Robin Lacey
Diane Tebelius
Phillis Andreasen
Jeanne Hall
Patti King
Ron Waggoner
Roger Gildersleeve
Greg Loewen
Nancy Smith
Nellie Wren
Adrienne Muff
Ronna Achbold
Joy Drury
Tony Trimble
Glenn Rouse
Sverre Hoyven

Crew:


Lighting/Sound Lonny Lasher
Backdrops Ralph Staley
Costumes Joy Hiten
(in cooperation with Little Theatre)
Props Ellen Tryon
Pat Revolinski

"I Remember Mama" was performed for the annual AGA Hour of Charm.

Little to no information is known on programs with an asterisk (*) by their title.

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