Donors recognized for the ‘Bringing Back Theatre’ campaign
by Daniel Murphy, May 08, 2014
Newman University hosted an event Friday, May 2 to recognize several donors who contributed substantial gifts to the “Bringing Back Theatre” campaign.
The event was held in the Performance Hall, inside the De Mattias Fine Arts Center at Newman University. Donors and Newman officials gathered near a “Wall of Honor” plaque recently installed in Performance Hall to recognize major donors to the campaign.
Newman officials announced the return of theatre as a minor in the fall of 2011, and followed with a major that began in the spring of 2013. The university called on alumni, the Newman community, previous donors and other friends of the university to raise the funds needed to restart the program.
The university has presented a variety of shows since bringing a theatre program back such as Pippin, Into the Woods, How the Dog Runs, and several more. Click here to view a complete list and photos of past theatre productions.
Those who attended the May 2 event are shown below.