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Students Present "Wall-to-Wall Theatre Festival"


Students from the School of Music, Theatre & Dance come together to present a collection of short theatrical pieces in a unique, brand new event titled the Wall-to-Wall Theatre Festival, at the Walgreen Drama Center. The student-run initiative, which is free and open to the public, takes place on Saturday, March 29 from 7 to 10 p.m. and Sunday, March 30 from 2 to 5 p.m. 

Presented throughout Walgreen, the Wall-to-Wall Theatre Festival will feature nine 25-minute performances that will cycle simultaneously. Over the course of the event, audience members will travel around Walgreen to watch whichever pieces most interest them, in whatever order they choose.  

Due to the nature of the festival, audiences are welcome to come late or leave early at their discretion, but are encouraged to attend both days in order see as many of the pieces that Wall-to-Wall has to offer.  

The  performance lineup ranges from literary classics by George Bernard Shaw and William Shakespeare, to more unconventional works, such as an improvised movement piece and a modern retelling of Peter Pan. Originial works created by students will aslo be presented.

Kickoff for each day of the event will begin in the Walgreen lobby at the published start times. More information can be found at




Written by George Bernard Shaw • Directed by Scott Kloosterman

Using the third act of Shaw's classic play, Candida examines the intricate dichotomies present in love and relationships.


Feelin’ Drowsy!

Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar • Music & Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison • Directed by Henry Nettleton

Step into the living room of the Man in Chair for a cheerful and humorous romp through the imaginative and colorful world of the musical The Drowsy Chaperone.


The Glass Menagerie

Written by Tennessee Williams • Directed by Kendra Williams

Join the Wingfield family as they struggle to live the dreams they imagine for themselves in the Walgreen's signature glass lobby.



Written by William Shakespeare • Directed by Danielle Cohn • Sound Design by Scott Crandall

A fierce and sinister retelling of Shakespeare's classic tale.


Peter Pan

Written by J.M. Barrie • Adapted and Directed by Elisabeth Frankel and Jordana Grolnick

An ensemble of players relive this classic tale about imagination and refusing to grow up.


The Philadelphia Story and Sure Thing

Written by David Ives • Directed by Clare Brennan

Two quirky pieces about timing and our attempts at getting them right.


Physical Movement

Devised and Directed by Michael Hartung

Physical Movement uses a combination of questions, stories and movement to explore the ways in which we communicate as humans.


Prom Queen by Default

Written and Directed by Alex Madda

Using the magic of song, Prom Queen follows the life and times of Alex Madda's high school and college career, including dance club woes, brunette insecurities and lack of attention from male suitors.


Speak to Me

Devised and Directed by Flores Komatsu

Speak to Me is a devised intralingual piece that uses speech, movement and music to explore the various ways in which we communicate.



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