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Meet me in St. Louis promises to be a smash
By Sarah White
Meredith College is hosting the first
performance in the triangle oiMeet Me
In St. Louis, a play based on a novel
written by Sally Benson.
The musical has a cast of 23 actors
including a chorus who sings the lyrics
ofHugh Martin and Ralph Blane. All of
the women artors are Meredith stu
Catherine Rogers, play director and
theater professor, had an abundance
of Meredith women try-out for the
“I was fortunate, for 1 was able to
pick the very top Meredith aaors. The
supporting actors are just as strong as
“It is a great play for Meredith be
cause it has so many women in it, ” said
Rogers. “The first time I saw the play
was in New York in 1989.1 thought it
Meet Me In St. Louis takes place
during a more simple time in history. A
time where life was more cut and dry
than it is now. The setting takes place
in 1903 and 1904 at the World Fair in
St. Louis. The play revolves around the
life of the Smith family.
“By the end of the play, you come
to care about who the Smith family is
and what happens to them,” said
Laura L. Morgan plays Ester, Lara
Smith plays Rose, HizabethZ. Baldwin
plays the mother, and Kimberly Debus
Lara Smith is confident about the
“I believe the play is coming along
very nicely. Everything came together
at the rehearsal last night, ” said Smith.
But not only are the actors per
forming nicely, the costume designer
Suzette Pare, the technical direaor
Bill Rogers, the choreographer Viki
Atkinson, the light technician Kurt
Landry and the stage director Kasey
Reynolds are doing an amazing job.
Catherine Rogers is impressed with
the set she has to work with.
“Bill has done a wonderful job with
the sets. My favorite is the trolley song
in scene two,” said Rogers.
Come out and find your favorite
scene in the triangle’s first ever perfor
mance of Meet Me in St. Louis at
Meredith from October 24-29th. Tick
ets are $8 for adults and $5 for off-
campus students and senior citizens.
Meredith students get in free with a
Camcard. Call X2840 for ticket reser
• SGA and the Service Council are sponsoring a canned food drive
for the NC Food Bank the week of Cornhuskin’ (Oct. 30- Nov. 3).
The purpose of the food drive is to demonstrate that even though
we get involved in intense class competition, we are still united as
Meredith College. Food barrels will be located in the cafeteria and
Cate Center. Please support this great causel
• Campus leaders are reminded of the Ethical Leadership Recep
tion that will be held Oct. 25 at 7:30 in 101 Ledford.
• Suggestion boxes have been placed around campus by the
Student Life Committee. If you have any concerns or suggestions,
please take the time to fill out your card and place it in the box.
• You are reminded to turn your 24-hour door lock survey in to
Meet Me in St. Louis will be sure to put a smile on your face.
Photo by Carolyn Chandley.
Alcohol Awareness Week
• Wednesday, Oct. 25th- Fliers that tell you
what the effects of alcohol are on your body
will be available in the Cate Center lobby.
• Thursday, Oct. 26th- A list of local cab com
panies and their phone numbers will be avail
able in Belk Dining Hall and in Traditions in
the Cate Center at the registers.
• Friday, Oct 27th- “Create a Poster Contest”-
posters due at noon
Make a poster that promotes responsible
drinking and/or alcohol awareness and drop it
off at the Cate Center Box Office by noon- (no
larger than a normal size piece of poster
board). There will be a $50 prize for first
place and a $25 gift certificate for the
Meredith Supply Store for second place. The
winners will be posted the following week.
(Posters become property of Meredith College.
They will not be returned.)
Alcohol Awareness Week is sponsored by
Programming Board, Student Activities, and
the Counseling Center.
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