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Gospelfest Gathers Five Choirs in Song

This past Saturday, five different gospel choirs, including Phillips Academy’s own, filled Cochran Chapel with song and praise. This gathering of singers from the surrounding areas was Gospel Fest, a concert to benefit the Sojourner Truth Scholarship Fund. Named for the revolutionary African American woman who traveled around the United States as an abolitionist and…

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Braddigan Begins Again

Last weekend’s busy 225th Anniversary celebration was jam-packed with events, and despite the hubbub surrounding the arrival of former U.S. President George Bush ’42 on campus, the real anticipation of Saturday night for the student body was the AIDS benefit concert featuring Braddigan, a band starring guitarist-vocalist Brad Corrigan, formerly of the popular band Dispatch….

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Oedi Brings Spring Spirit to the Steps of the Addison

Enjoying the warm weather this past Sunday, students lounged on the grass, and the theater workshop Oedi graced the steps of the Addison as frisbees flew across the adjacent Great Lawn. A 30-minute farce of Sophocles’ tragedy Oedipus Rex, this hilariously scripted show, adorned with its variety of sarcastic quips and sharp humor, was a…

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All in a Day’s Workshop

From a farce of Sophocles to a contemporary Woody Allen satire, with the eclectic group of workshops this term, audience members are sure not to grow tired of the theater scene here on campus. A comic take on the Greek tragedy Oedipus Rex, Oedi, written by Rich Orloff and directed by Abby Seldin ’05, went…

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Schouten Shares Her Passion

Phillipian: What are the strengths of our Theater Department as it is now? Alison Schouten: Andover’s Theater Department provides students interested in theater with fantastic opportunities. The faculty are all well-versed in the field [of theater.] Students have incredible visions for projects as well as the will and talent to put these projects together. Phillipian:…

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