George would be very proud of how the theatre bearing his name has been used for the past year. Shortly after it was opened for use, the UNA Summer Theatre program took up residence, staging “A Streetcar Named Desire” with visiting stars Elaine Hendrix and Myk Watford, “Tuna Does Vegas,” and the “Devised Theatre Project”. During the past school year, such diverse theatrical productions as “6 Characters in Search of an Author,” “A Winter’s Tale,” and “No Exit” have been staged at the black box, as well as musical productions and fundraisers for theatre students traveling to China this summer.
George Lindsey’s career as an actor began on the stage at UNA, he trained in New York at the prestigious American Theatre Wing in New York, and he graced the Broadway stage before making his move to television and film. He loved to talk about his experiences in the theatre, and George would love knowing that others, both professionals and students, are accumulating their own personal stories on a stage that bears his name.
This week, the Music and Theatre departments will join for a performance of “Orfeo ed Euridice,” and soon the George S. Lindsey Theatre will be abuzz with Summer Theatre activity, helping to keep alive the memory of a UNA graduate from Jasper, Alabama.
For information on events at the George S. Lindsey Theatre, check the schedule at http://www.una.edu/music-theatre/.