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First Rep Term

FlashbackThe first Repertory Theatre Term was in 1970. Do you recognize the students and which play this scene is from? Do you remember Knox College's first Rep Term?

From Elliott Vizansky '71:

The play in the photo is Antigone. The woman in the photo is—Cathy?—not really sure—maybe Wright? I don't recognize any of the others as they're too shadowed and in the dark.

Angela Weyhaupt Platt '71 played Antigone. I played her dead brother, Polynices. I was carried out on a stretcher while Angela/Antigone cried over me. She was an excellent Antigone, as I recall.

Rep Term One (Oy!) also performed Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost where I played officer Dull (I think his name was Anthony Dull but who remembers exactly?)

Hence, I played "Dead and Dull" on alternating nights!

Since it was more than acting in the two plays, I also did publicity, marketing, and tech work during the Rep Term for the two shows besides classes.

From David Johnson '73:

I was thrilled to see the picture from the 1971 performance of my play Lovetree appearing on the Knox Magazine 2016 Spring Issue Flashback page. As a sophomore theater major at Knox I wrote and directed the play, putting it on in the Ford Center using a mélange of practicing actors, friends, and strangers. The script was published in the Knox literary review Catch (1971, Vol. 3, #2) along with other great photographs of the performance taken by Steve Clark '71.

I can't remember all the actors' names, but the woman in the center of the photo was Cathy (?), an established Knox theater member. Other actors included well-known Knox thespian David Dray '72. Two lovers were played by Ann and Drex Andrex.

During the 1970-1971 school year I was a member of the band Magus with Knox students Andrew Hill '74 and Richard Feuerstein '73. We often performed on and around the campus. In 1971 we played a concert of original music to a full house in the beautiful Harbach Theater.

Thanks for stirring up the memories.

From Scot Drysdale '73:

I believe that the Rep Term photo in the last Knox Magazine was taken during a production or rehearsal of Antigone by Sophocles, and the woman in the center is Angie Weyhaupt Platt of the class of 1971. She played Antigone.

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