On Tuesday, December 13, 2011 the Department of Theatre held its annual Holiday Party, generously supported every year by the Understudies. Faculty, staff and students gathered in the Hilberry Theatre lobby to celebrate the end of a successful semester and the upcoming winter break. Refreshments included 6-foot long sub sandwiches from Blimpie and plenty of holiday cookies and cakes. The beloved movie A Christmas Story played in the background while holiday music inspired company members to dance and sing along.
Company members were encourage to wear fun holiday attire and kudos to 2nd year MFA Lighting Designer Brian Scruggs for his light-up sweater and 2nd year PhD Jennifer Goff for her reindeer antlers. The highlight of the evening was the 3rd Annual Gingerbread House Contest. The three competing groups included MFA Actors, MFA Designers and Stage Managers, and the Undergraduate Learning Community. Third year MFA Theatre Managers Alex Goodman and Rick Fosbrink had the pleasure of judging the contest. The decision was a difficult one, but the Undergraduate Learning Community won with their clean, realistic house, accented with a Poinsettia flower.
Photo credits: Rebecca M. Pierce and Alexandra Stewart