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Alternative Break Inspires Ministry, Service

Chris Lytle

For many students, spring break is a vacation, a chance to step away from the stresses of daily life. But last year, Mary Carper and Kaylee Bluethmann (now sophomores) embarked on Marian University’s alternative spring break to Campton, Kentucky, and their experience wasn’t exactly a walk on the beach. Perhaps for the first time in their lives, the young women witnessed abject poverty - hungry people, living in a food desert, their lives oftentimes made even more complicated by a lack of education, drug addiction, and alcohol abuse.

Enter Sr. Susan Pleiss, OSF, pastoral associate at Good Shepherd Parish, the only Catholic Church in Campton, and all of Wolfe County. Both Mary and Kaylee were inspired by Sr. Susan’s outreach efforts...

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Announcing the 2014-15 Department of Theatre Season

by Katie Bradley | May 16, 2014

Each year, the Marian University Department of Theatre produces two mainstage productions. The 2014-15 theatre season, will feature, Songs for a New World, a musical by Jason Robert Brown, and Almost, Maine, a romantic comedy by John Cariani. Songs for A New World will run November 21-22, 2014 in the Marian University Theatre and Almost, Maine will run February 25-28, 2015 in the Peine Theatre.

“Kristopher Steege and I are extremely excited about our upcoming season.  Both productions are about new directions and new possibilities, which mirrors the re-vitalization effort that he and I are leading for the department,” said Ben Tebbe, director of the Marian University Theatre.  

 Both productions are contemporary pieces that speak to young adults where they are currently—filled with possibility, courage, fear, love, adventures, and humor. 

“It was important for us to pick material that would resonate with students, be fun, and encourage them to come join us in the theatre. Songs for a New World and Almost, Maine both fit that bill.  The other great thing about the shows is that they offer flexible casting possibilities to accommodate the great number of talent we have on campus,” said Tebbe.

Any Marian University student, regardless of major, is eligible and encouraged to participate on stage or behind the scenes.  

For more information about shows and auditions, please contact Kristopher D. Steege, chair of the Department of Theatre, at kdsteege@marian.edu or 317.955.6389. 

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