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Past shows of Walla Walla University Drama

Beginning in 1961 Mrs. Donnie Rigby directed a stage play for the Walla Walla College women's club weekend. From this beginning, drama offerings expanded to a fully staged play being produced at least once a year. The rich tradition continues today, growing into a full season, including two main stage productions, and an annual student-directed Festival of Shorts.

 

The following is a compilation of cast and crew information, reconstructed from programs, memories and The Collegian newspaper. This list represents several decades of an on-going commitment and dedication to the art of theatre at Walla Walla College.

Heidi - April 8, 1961 

The Family Nobody Wanted - April 14, 1962 

Love is Eternal - February 25, 1962 

Summons No. 237, April 3, 1963 

Our Town - April 13, 1963 

The People Versus Christ - April 16, 1966 

Father of the Bride - February 1966 

Scenes from 'The Odyssey' - February 1967

The Ugly American - February 25-6, 1967 

Trilogy - February 24-5, 1968 

I Remember Mama - April 26, 1969 

John Brown's Body - February 28-March 1, 1970 

Job - October 30, 1970 

Twelve Angry Men - February 27-8, 1971 

Everyman - November 9, 1971 

The People Versus Christ - December 3, 1971 

I Never Saw Another Butterfly - March 4-5, 1972 

Leave it to Laurie - March/April, 1972 

The Long Christmas Dinner - May 1972 

The President Wore Pink - May 13, 1972 

Roger Williams and Mary - November 17, 1972 

You Can't Take It With You - February 24-5, 1973 

Play Direction Class - May 13, 1973 

Untitled - November 30, 1973 

Our Town - February 23-4, 1974

The Taming of the Shrew / Scratch - May 5-6, 1974 

Christ in the Concrete City - November 22, 1974 

The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail - February 22-March 2, 1975 

Play Direction Class - May 11, 1975 

Masque of Mercy - December 13, 1975 

The Holy War - February 22, 1976 

Pygmalion - February 28-March 7, 1976 

Glass Menagerie April-May 2, 1976 

The Hiding Place 1976-1977 

A Man For All Seasons - February 26-March 6, 1977 

An Evening of One-Act Plays - May 22, 1977 

Ceremonies of Choice - December 2, 3, 1977 

Fiddler on the Roof - February 25-March 5, 1978 

Paradise Lost - December 1, 1978 

Barretts of Wimple Street - February 24-March 4, 1979 

One Act Plays - May 20, 1979 

Father of the Bride - October 1979

Saint Joan - February 23-March 2, 1980 

You Can't Take It With You - February 15-22, 1981 

The Beams Are Creaking - February 27-March 7, 1982

Play Directing Class - May 16, 1982 

Inherit the Wind - February 26-March 6, 1983

The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail - February 25-March 4, 1984

Play Directing Class - May 13, 1984 

John Brown's Body - February 23-24, 1985 

Play Directing Class - May 24-25, 1986 

Oral Interpretation Class/Pegasus Club - December 6, 1986 

The Rivals - February 28-March 8, 1987

Galileo - February 27-March 8, 1988 

Glass Menagerie - February 25-March 5, 1989 

The Four Poster - May 10-13, 1990 

One Act Festival - May 20, 1990 

J.B. - February 23-March 3, 1991 

Who Will Call Him King? - May 12, 1991 

WWC Centennial Review - Spring 1992 

The Dark Lady of the Sonnets / A Kind of Alaska - November 19-22,  1992 

H.M.S. Pinafore - April 15-18, 1993 

The Frog Prince - May 27, 1993 

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown - February 1994 

The Butterfingers Angel - December 1-10, 1994 

The Miracle Worker - February 1995

The Closing Wood - May 11-14, 1995 

She Stoops to Conquer - November 30-December 9, 1995 

The Tempest - January 16-19, 1997 

Three Sisters - March 6-15, 1997 

Festival of One Act Plays - May 31, 1997 

Father of the Bride - December 2-7, 1997 

Second Annual Festival of One Act Plays - February 26-March 7, 1998 

A Melting Season - May 9-17, 1998 

Festival of One-Acts: The Man Who Came to Dinner - December 5-12, 1998 

The Winter's Tale - February 25-March 6, 1999

Floating Redundant - April 22, 1999 

Picking Up Osiris/Duck Variations - April 29-May 2, 1999 

Alice in Wonderland - May 13-22, 1999 

The Importance of Being Earnest - December 4-12, 1999 

Fourth Annual Festival of One Acts - March 4-12, 2000  

Resurrexio Domini Nostri - May 20-28, 2000  

The Crucible - December 2-10, 2000 

Fifth Annual Festival of One Acts - March 3-11, 2001 

The Great Divorce - May 12-20, 2001 

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) - October 13-21, 2001  

The Gamester - December 1-9, 2001  

Festival of One Acts - March 2-10, 2002  

Mass Appeal - April 20-May 5, 2002 

Trifles/The Trap - May 11-19, 2002

Eleemosynary - October 5-13, 2002 

Hamlet - December 7-15, 2002 

Festival of One Acts - March 1-9, 2003

Proof - May 10-18, 2003

The Diary of Anne Frank - December 6-14, 2003

The Festival of One Acts- March 6-14, 2004

The Pirates of Penzance- May 8-16, 2004

The Festival of the Actors I - June 5 and 6, 2004

Othello - May 14-22, 2005

Nickel and Dimed - December 3-11, 2005

Whose Noun is it Anyway? - October 14, 2006

An Evening with Mark Twain 2006

A Man for All Seasone 2004

Festival of One Acts 2005

Festival of the Actors II 2005

Mystery College Theatre 2005

Festival of the Actors III 2006

The Busie-Body 2006

The Festival of One Acts 2007

The Accidental Death of an Anarchist 2007

Festival of Actors: Much Ado About Nothing 2007

An Evening with John Steinbeck 2007

The Festival of One Acts 2008

Cyrano De Bergerac 2008

The Festival of the Actors 2008

A Christmas Carol: Scrooge and Marley 2008

The Festival of One Acts 2009

Sense and Sensibility

The Festival of the Actors V: Happily Never After

A Shayna Maidel 2009

The Festival of One Acts 2010

A Midsummer Night's Dream 2010

The Festival of the Actors: A Premeditated Improvisation 2010

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe 2010

The Festival of One Acts 2011

My Fair Lady 2011

Festival of the Actors 2011

39 Steps 2011

The Festival of One Acts 2012

Romeo and Juliet 2012

Festival of the Actors 2012

The Importance of Being Earnest 2012

The Festival of One Acts 2013

Mother Courage and Her Children 2013

The Festival of Actors 2013

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol 2013

The Festival of Shorts March 1-9 2014

Oh, Gastronomy May 10-18 2014

The Festival of the Actors June 7-8 2014

These Shining Lives December 6-14 2014

The Festival of Shorts March 7-15 2015

Emma May 30-June 7 2015

Katrina: The K Word December 5-13 2015

The Festival of Shorts March 2-11 2016

The Merchant of Venice May 14-22 2016

The Festival of the Actors: [title of show] June 4-5 2016

Little Women the Broadway Musical November 5-13 2016

The Festival of Shorts March 4-12 2017

The Devising Production May 13-21 2017

This list is far from complete. If you have any information, photos, playbills, etc., that you would be willing to donate, loan, or share, please contact:

Drama Department

Walla Walla University

204 S. College Ave.

(509) 527-2641 

wwudrama@wallawalla.edu

Last update on May 3, 2017