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May 18, 2009

Professor Emeritus Dr. Charles Nolte Makes Significant Donation to the University of Minnesota Libraries

Dr. Charles Nolte, distinguished and beloved teacher, actor, and author, has made a gift of his archives to the Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies at the University of Minnesota Libraries. To celebrate Dr. Nolte’s gift, which will allow students and scholars to continue to benefit from his remarkable gifts, the University of Minnesota Libraries, the Tretter Collection, and the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance are celebrating the donation of the Dr. Charles M. Nolte Collections in Theatre and Cinematic Arts with a reception at the Elmer L. Andersen Library. Portions of the archives will be on display at the Elmer L. Andersen Library.

Monday, May 18, 2009
4:30 to 6 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library
222 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Reception beginning at 4:30pm
Welcome and Speakers at 5:00 pm
Kris Kiesling, Director Archives & Special Collections
Carl Flink, Chair of Theatre Arts and Dance
C. Lance Brockman, Professor, Theatre Arts and Dance
Dr. Charles M. Nolte
Conclusion: Eric Colleary

May 12, 2009

BIG LOVE Cast Announced

Director Lisa Channer has announced the cast for the October 2009 production of Big Love.

Cast List for Big Love:

Thyona: Sasha Gibbs
Olympia: Jenna Frankenfield
Lydia: Julianna Drajko

Constantine: Nickolas Marcouiller
Oed: Ian Knodel
Nikos: Billy Mullaney

Eleanor: Addy Salami
Leo: Kalen Keir

Bella: Allison Witham

Guliano: Nathaniel Nesheim-Case
Piero: Kevin O’Neil

Additional Brides and Grooms will be announced later after discussions with the choreographer.

A note from Lisa to all who auditioned: there were so many talented and prepared auditioners that this was a very difficult decision. Anyone who wants feedback on their audition, just email me and I'm happy to share what I can with you.

A note from Lisa to those who are cast: I will be contacting you about prep work you can do over the summer. Please contact me also at some point to talk about the role and how you'd like to prepare for it.