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Alumni Theater Presents Comedy “Blithe Spirit”: Photogallery
The Alumni Theater group of Trinity gave another one of its excellent summer performances as it presented the comedy “Blithe Spirit” by Noel Coward.
Alumnus Jordan Scholten ’10 played cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine who is haunted by the ghost of his late wife Elvira (Trinity senior Julie Wiltjer ’12). As worldly (and otherworldly) personalities clash, Charles’ current wife Ruth (Kate Messier ’09) is killed in an “accident” that Elvira had planned for Charles. Together, the two “blithe spirits” haunt the hapless Charles into perpetuity.
The play was the directorial debut of Jake Szafranski ’09. As a Trinity student and alumnus, he was involved onstage and behind-the-scenes with seven mainstage shows, three student directed one-act festivals, and the last two alumni theater productions.
“I learned a lot from Dr. John Sebestyen, who also advised me along the way with this show,” he said. “It was a great experience.”
Of his cast and crew Szafranski said, “Everyone went over and above everything we asked of them and made this show spectacular. I am grateful and thankful for all of them and the fact that I can call them fellow artists and friends.”
Jake Szafranski ’09 (technical director, sound designer/operator, scenic designer, and set construction)
CHARLES CONDOMINE: Jordan Scholten ’10
RUTH CONDOMINE: Kate Messier ’09
ELVIRA CONDOMINE: Julie Wiltjer ’12, current student
MADAME ARCATI: Mary Freeman ’07
DOCTOR GEORGE BRADMAN: Tom Holste ’97
MRS. BRADMAN: Michelle VanderWoude ’09
EDITH: Erika Huizenga ’11
Gina Ciametti ’13 – hair and makeup design
Bridget Earnshaw ’12 – lighting designer, scenic designer, and set construction
Heather Hernandez ’14 – costume designer
Jenn Johnson ’07 – properties mistress
James Kauzlaric ’09 – production photography
Kate McLaurin ’08 – stage crew
Tom Mullen ’14 – stage crew
Anna Poll ’09 – hair and makeup design and crew
Dan Thayer ’12 – stage manager, set construction
Jess Timmermans ’14 – lights operator and costume crew
Rick Schuler ’08 – scenic designer and poster and program designer
Brooke Wigboldy ’14 – hair and makeup crew
Rachel Van Oort ’05 – production supervisor and house manager