Department News

Classic 'Hedda Gabler' Staged at Albion College

Ibsen's classic Hedda Gabler comes to Albion College Theatre Thursday, November 15 through Sunday November 18, in the Herrick Auditorium, part of the Dow Recreation Center complex. Curtain time is 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee. The production is directed by Kamara Miller, '13.

Hailed as a model of 19th-century realism, Hedda Gabler traces the effect of love, jealousy, competition and desire among the lives of its characters. It has been performed countless times around the world since its 1891 premiere. Interpretations of Hedda include portrayals of her as feminist, a victim of circumstance and a villain.

Tickets are $2 and may be purchased in advance or at the door. For more information or to reserve tickets, contact the Albion College Theatre Department at or 517/629-0344.

Theatre Stages '25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee'

Life meets art meets an evening of fun as Albion College Theatre opens 2012-13 with "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee." This unique and award-winning musical runs Wednesday, October 10 through Friday, October 12, each night beginning at 8 p.m. A 2 p.m. matinee is presented on Sunday, October 14. All performances are in the Herrick Theatre, located in the College's Dow Recreation Complex.

The show centers on a fictional spelling bee set in a geographically ambiguous Putnam Valley Middle School. Six quirky adolescents compete in the Bee, run by three equally-quirky grown-ups. The show may also feature audience members chosen at random to compete in the Bee.

The 2005 Broadway production was nominated for six Tony Awards, winning two, including Best Book.

"Putnam County Spelling Bee" contains some adult language and content and is recommended for ages 13 and older. Tickets for these performances are $3. For more information or to make reservations from off-campus, please call 517-629-0344 or e-mail .


Theatre Department Brings 'Antigone' to the Stage

The Albion College Department of Theatre stages a modern adaptation of the Greek tragedy 'Antigone' Wednesday-Saturday (Nov. 16-19), in the Herrick Black Box Theatre. All performances will begin at 8 p.m. Effrem Grettenberger, '12, who plays the role of King Creon in the production, produced a video preview.