Philip Lynch Theatre


Congratulations to the May 2016 Graduates!

Break a leg in all you do and soar to your destiny!

Seniors 2016

Travel Study Broadway Experience

NY City Tour Over Spring Break, six Lewis students, Jonathan Boehle, Michael Frale, Carole McKee, Hannah Slowik, Ashley Stajura, and Briana Reidy went to New York City for a Travel Study Broadway Experience. Keith White ‘77 and Jo Slowik ‘88 also traveled with the students. While in NYC, students attended 4 Broadway shows, a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and a tour of the 911 Memorial (pictured above). Networking opportunities occurred with PLT alumni and friends, Judy Rice, Mike Carnahan and Joe Heaton, all working professionals in the industry.

On Saturday, January 30, Jo Slowik ‘88 and a group of students conducted a Meisner Acting Workshop with the Drama Club at Lincoln Way Central High School in New Lenox. Fourteen high school students attended the 2-hour workshop and with the following Lewis students: Michael Frale, Zackary Abu-Shanab, Katy Papineau, Christy Carlson, Taylore Cephas, Sean Gallagher, Luke Murphy and alumnus Matthew Carlson ‘15.

Skip Garparis Skip Griparis ‘83 performed his one-man show, The Guys Who Gave Us Rock on Friday, March 11 at the Joliet Area Historical Museum. The guitar-rocking funny man of 1000 voices, Skip took the audience on a wild ride performing music by Nat King Cole, Muddy Waters, Les Paul, Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Fats Domino, Frankie Valli, Roy Orbison, The Beach Boys, Beatles, The Temptations, Jimi Hendrix, The Who and more!

Baby Clare and Giulana Bundles of Joy! (from left to right) Gabrielle ‘07 and Ted Hendry ‘08 welcomed a winter solstice baby girl. Gilulana Noelle was born December 22, 5 lbs., 15 oz., 18 in. Siobhan Lynch ‘10 and her husband, Kevin also welcomed a baby girl, Clare Marie Lynch on January 25, 6 lbs., 14 oz. and 19 inches. Stars are born!

Sara Cwikla wedding pic Sara Cwikla ‘04 was married to Corey Johansen on February 20. The bride and groom had a destination wedding in Las Vegas with family. They celebrated with friends at a reception held in March. Congratulations newlyweds!

Congratulations to the following students for their Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Irene Ryan Acting nominations! (from left to right) Kayla Carson (Triumph of Love), Jordin Richards (Triumph of Love and Clybourne Park) and Briana Reidy (Clybourne Park).
ACTF Nominees

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Thank you to everyone who participated and attended the January 2016 HTC production, Another Day by alumni Luke Pascale ‘98 and John Garza in the Studio Theatre. Based on a true story, the play, directed by Keith White ‘77, explored the turbulent relationship between Dan (Sean Gallagher, right) and Ray (Matthew Carlson ‘15, left) They have known each other since elementary school and share with one another the issues of their lives through adolescence. Together they ultimately question the true meaning of friendship.

HTC Another Day

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On March 11 and 12, the 3rd annual 24 Hr. Theatre Festival a.k.a. Black Box Blowout was held in the Studio Theatre. Five original scenes around the theme of “Goodbye, Hello” were written, rehearsed and directed within the 24-hour period. The event culminated with a free performance on Saturday evening.

BBB Curtain Call

Tues. May 31 @ 7 pm
Wed. June 1 @ 7 pm
(attend one)
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