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50th Anniversary Celebration


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Please note: there are a limited number of rooms blocked for this event, at a discount, available at Unique Suites Hotel held under the name: EIU Theatre Dept., please contact Unique Suites for reservations at 217-348-8161.

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Theatre Arts Department 50th Anniversary

50th Alumni event activities


Friday, September 12

  • 4:00 p.m. Dedication of “The Globe” Studio, Doudna Fine Arts Center, Room 1080.
  • TBD, Early Birds informal get together ~ someone make a plan! 

Saturday, September 13

  • 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Registration opens at Doudna Fine Arts Center ~ in the Concourse for name tags, registration materials and gift bag. 
  • 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. grab lunch* from the Union Food Court and join us for an “Open Mic” at the 7th Street Underground (formerly The Rathskellar)
  • 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Doudna tours convene in the Concourse of Doudna Fine Arts Center 
  • 3:30 p.m.  Dedication of Nancy Paule Memorial Plaque in the Costume Shop
  • 4:00 p.m. – Cocktail Hour** at Unique Suites Hotel Banquet Room
  • 5:15 p.m. – Official Welcome to all classes/all decades!
  • 5:30 p.m. – Dinner in Banquet Room of Unique Suites Hotel
  • 7:30 p.m. – Attend production of Lonely Planet in The Theatre at Doudna Fine Arts Center
  • 10:00 p.m. – Afterglow in The Globe Studio
  • 10:30 p.m. – Group Photo on stage of the Recital Hall

Sunday, September 14

  • 11:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m. Open Brunch* at Unique Suites Hotel Banquet Room (Note: Brunch is open to the general public, plan accordingly - call the Brick House for reservations at 217-512-2174) 

Save the dates!

September 12-14, 2014

Details to follow in the upcoming months, so keep checking!