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Tales from the Vault: School Tour

Oct 4th, 2012

As the season draws to a close, the school visit program is about to take off. You may wonder how this terrific outreach program came about. It was all related to the opening of the Angus Bowmer Theatre, 35 years ago, and a multi-faceted approach to growing our audience. Here’s what Forbes (Buck) Rogers, education coordinator, had to say about the tour in the Fall/Winter 1971 OSFA Newsletter (now Prologue)...
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Tales from the Vault: The Season

Oct 4th, 2012

As we enter the 70th anniversary year of our auspicious beginning on the 4th of July weekend in 1935, I reflect on where we have come—from three performances of two plays in three days in one theatre to 773 performances of 11 plays in 219 days in three theatres. For many years we performed on summer evenings only, with company members drawn from far-flung colleges for rehearsals and the build, culminating in August productions.
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