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A Plethora of Performing Arts at Penn (68 Weeks To Go)

By Kiera Reilly, C’93, and  Steve Jung, C’93

The weekend of January 20-21st marked 68 weeks until our 25th reunion in our #93tothe25th countdown. This week we thank Steve Jung, C’93, for sharing memories of performing arts at Penn (Steve also shared his memories of the Palestra in this post).

Steve saved many of the programs from performing arts shows he saw while a student. Steve writes:

Here are a couple photos of artistic performances.The first one, with, “Into the Woods,” is of programs from shows I worked on as set and running crew. The second is from show I saw. Most of those were because I knew someone in the show.
Penn Performing Arts programs - saved by classmate Steve Jung, C'93

Penn Performing Arts programs – saved by classmate Steve Jung, C’93

I was the assistant technical director for, “Rhinoceros.” Our stage was a rotating platform on the floor of the black-box theater. The main thing I remember was rotating the stage in the dark with the rest of the crew. We stood up to signal we had locked down our section. The first time we did it, the audience applauded, probably thinking it was part of the show.
I was tech director for, “Lear.” We were in the Houston Hall Auditorium. Our design put the seating section in front of the stage and our stage in main part of the room. During construction, I made the observation that the half-completed stage looked like the Millennium Falcon.
Penn Performing Arts programs saved by classmate Steve Jung, C'93

Penn Performing Arts programs saved by classmate Steve Jung, C’93

 Steve saw a lot of shows! I remember seeing many of these performances too. It was always a treat to see a live show on campus and applaud the artistic talent of fellow Penn students.
Steve’s programs include performances from Penn Players, the Curtis Organ Restoration Society, Intuitons, Theatre Arts, Arts House Dance, Quadramics, Penn Jazz Ensemble, Without a Net, Penn 6-5000, Pennchants, Penn Pipers, Arts House Theater, Penn Singers, University Wind Ensemble, and Penn Gospel Choir. (Interesting note – in searching for these groups on the web, almost all of them still exist at Penn. The Curtis Organ Society seems to have ceased to exist in 1997 – 1998 when funds were donated to restore the orgran. Arts House Theater I didn’t find save for a YouTube clip of a 1992 production, and Penn Gospel Choir is now New Spirit of Penn Gospel Choir).
Do you remember attending performing arts shows on campus? Were you in a performing arts group? We would love to hear your memories!

Penn Class of 1993 Reunion Countdown

January 20 – 21, 2017, marked 68 weeks until the 25th Reunion of the Penn Class of 1993 (May 11 – 13, 2018)! Join us we count down the weeks to our reunion #93tothe25th:

  • Do you have old photos or mementos from our time at Penn? Photos of Spring Fling? Football at Franklin Field? Classes at DRL? We are taking a trip down memory lane and would love for you to share your memories with our class in a future post. Please email us upenn1993@gmail.com!
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  • Classmates are invited to join our Facebook and LinkedIn groups.

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