Includes photos and programs related to Kalamazoo College theatre productions.

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  • I Have Five Daughters program 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1943-05-29)
    Kalamazoo College's Department of Speech put on Margaret MacNamara's production of "I Have Five Daughters" in 1943. It was directed by Mary Mitchell and performed at the Civic Auditorium.
  • Full Cast of "The Bartered Bride" 

    Morgan, Ward C. (Kalamazoo College, 1943-01-04)
    A full cast photo of students who performed in the 1943 production of "The Bartered Bride." It was a comedy opera that gave performances in January of 1939. Ward Morgan Negative #1068
  • Serjeant Musgrave's Dance 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1969)
    The production of John Arden's "Serjeant Musgrave's Dance" was performed at Dalton Theatre February 27-28 and March 1, 1969. Directed by Clair Myers, it starred Robert Schrag as Musgrave.
  • The Firebugs 

    Frutchey, James E. (Kalamazoo College, 1964-08)
    The 1964 Festival Playhouse production of Max Frisch's "The Firebugs" was presented by the Kalamazoo College Repertory Company. David Rockhold played the role of Gottlieb Biedermann, Marilyn Ferrara as Anna, Walter Ash ...
  • Naked Hamlet 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1970-11)
    The Fall 1970 production of "Naked Hamlet" was directed by Clair Myers and featured John Petrakis as Hamlet.
  • Naked Hamlet 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1970-11)
    The production of "Naked Hamlet" was directed by Clair Myers and featured John Petrakis as Hamlet. It playbed from November 19-21, 1970 at Dalton Theatre.
  • Refractions of the Silver Screen 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1976)
    The 1976 Faculty Readers Theatre production of "Refractions of the Silver Screen."
  • Yours Sincerely 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1969)
    The 1969 Faculty Readers Theatre production of "Yours Sincerely."
  • A Resounding Tinkle 

    Frutchey, James E. (Kalamazoo College, 1964-08)
    N.F. Simpson's "A Resounding Tinkle" was performed with another one-act play "The Chairs" during the first season of the Repertory theatre in 1964. Todd and Marjorie Beck performed as Bro and Middie Paradock.
  • Waiting for Godot 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1964-08)
    The 1964 Festival Playhouse production of Samuel Becket's "Waiting for Godot" was directed by Nelda K. Balch and designed by Fred Kolloff. The play featured Todd Beck, William Vincent, Walter Ash, and Larry Fisher.
  • Festival 1968 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1968)
    Preparations for Festival '68. Nelda Balch is seated at left.
  • Painting Churches 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1986-07)
    The 1986 Festival Playhouse production of Tina Howe's "Painting Churches" was directed by Ed Menta and featured Tom and Peg Small.
  • Charley's Aunt 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1987)
    The 1987 Festival Playhouse production of Brandon Thomas's "Charley's Aunt." Directed by D. Terry Williams, it featured Michael Thomas. Peter Leondedis, Class of 1988, appears at right.
  • Trojan Women 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1981-11)
    Leslie Simmer and Deb Nassar in the production of Euripedes' Trojan Women which performed in the Balch Playhouse from November 19-21, 1981. Simmer played the role of Cassandra and Nassar played Helen.
  • American Red Cross Girl and German liberated dog 

    Unknown author (1945)
    Nelda Balch in Orleans, France in 1945 with Von Blech, a German liberated dog. Balch served with the American Red Cross.
  • Theater Visitors from Egypt, Jordan, and Kuwait 

    Campbell, Rick (Kalamazoo Gazette, 1978-10-19)
    Nelda Balch stands at the far left with theatre professionals from the countries of Egypt, Jordan, and Kuwait. The visit was organized by Claudia Daub Crawford, Class of 1968, and included tours of theaters around the ...
  • The Playhouse: The Premier Season 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1977)
    Brochure for the first season of The Playhouse which lists major productions in Dalton Theatre as well as Festival Playhouse productions from 1965-1976. It also includes a short biography of Dorothy Upjohn Dalton and a ...
  • Uncommon Women 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1986-02)
    Gail Griffin playing the role of Mrs. Plumm in the production of Wendy Wasterstein's "Uncommon Women." Directed by Brant Pope, the production played from February 27-March 1, 1986. This photo also appears in the Spring ...
  • She Stoops to Conquer 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1929-06-14)
    The senior class play "She Stoops to Conquer" performed June 14-15, 1929 on the old stage in Bowen Hall. John Kuitert, third from left, played the role of Tony Hardcastle. Also pictured are Wallace Borgman and Vance Loyer.
  • An Inspector Calls 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1955-03)
    The 1955 production of "An Inspector Calls" was put on by the College Players. This scene shows Maryann TerBurgh, Constance Gillesby, William Conners, and Carl Fink.

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