Whelpley Auditorium's Last Hurrah

Published on 12 June 2015

On April 10, the last theater performance was held in Whelpley Auditorium. The production, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, poked fun at ancient Rome.

“We wanted to go out with a bang,” says Nathan Wesche, who played the main character, Pseudolus. The production also included a detailed set and the return of a pit orchestra.

To mark this final performance in Whelpley, invitations were extended to College alumni who had taken part in past productions.

For two decades, the College has staged numerous musicals, plays, choral and musical performances in Whelpley Auditorium. Beginning this fall, theater productions will be held in a 400-seat auditorium in the new academic and research building and library.

“It was bittersweet,” says Elizabeth Lemma, who played Domina. “We’ll soon have a new building with better facilities but there are a lot of memories in Whelpley.”

Photos from the Performance

Performance Photo: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum  Performance Photo: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum  Performance Photo: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

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