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INDIANAPOLIS TEEN A FINALIST IN 34th ANNUAL ENGLISH-SPEAKING UNION NATIONAL SHAKESPEARE COMPETITON IN NEW YORK CITY

With a performance of a sonnet and monologue from Shakespeare, Chinyelu Mwaafrika from Indianapolis, IN, a student of Mary Garner at Shortridge High School in Indianapolis, won a place as one of the 10 finalists in the 34th  annual English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition in New York City. The Competition took place on May 1, 2017 on the stage of the Mitzi Newhouse Theater with 54 semi-finalists from as many ESU Branch competitions nationwide. Chinyelu previously won the ESU Indianapolis Branch competition.

The winner of the 34th English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition, Ogechi Egonu, representing the San Francisco Branch, received a full scholarship to attend the American Shakespeare Center Theatre Camp in Staunton, VA, this summer.  Second place winner, Brandon Burk, from the Kentucky Branch, won a cash prize of $1,000 from The English-Speaking Union, while the third place winner, Trevon Wainwright, representing the Kansas City Branch of the ESU, received an award of $500 provided by The Shakespeare Society.

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Indianapolis ESU Branch, March Meeting

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Left to Right: Tom Drew (our ESU Fellow at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music) - Allegra Sorley (accompanist) - David Malis (lead in the Indianapolis Opera's production of Man of La Mancha and formerly of the Metropolitan Opera).

Sunday, March 19, 2017

There's music in the air for members and guests of the Indianapolis branch attending the Sunday March 19 brunch meeting at Woodstock Club. Special program guests will the lead from the upcoming Indianapolis Opera production of "Man of La Mancha," plus our ESU Fellow, tenor Thomas Drew, who is getting a masters degree in vocal performance from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.  

Reservations ($27 for members and guests; $32 for non-members) should be made by check to branch treasurer Niels Lyster, 1752 Glencary Crest, Indianapolis 46228 by March 15.  

Questions? nkriplen@ameritech.net

 

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ENGLISH-SPEAKING UNION DECEMBER MEETING

Dear Members:

      The Indianapolis Branch of the E-SU invites you and your guests to a Musical Program. You will be greeted with 'Tunes of the Season'' on Woodstock's grand piano followed, in the East Room, with the beautiful sounds of the Celtic Harp.

       The musical ability of Tom Duncan is mesmerizing. He has written music for various pop and classical performances, plays and video productions. His first CD, The Harpdude, paints the sites and sounds of Scotland, Ireland, and England. His second is, Standing in the Shadows.

 

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Indianapolis Branch - November ESU Meeting

 

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The English-Speaking Union October Brunch Meeting

Dear ESU Members & Guests:

We launch the 68th program year of our Indianapolis Branch of The English-Speaking Union amidst the bicentennial celebration of the State of Indiana.  Several days ago, the 3,200-mile Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay began in Corydon, our first state capital, and will wind its way through all 92 counties and end on October 15 at the State House in downtown Indianapolis.  Mark Newman, Executive Director of the state's Office of Tourism Development, will give a presentation on the state's celebration of Indiana's 200th birthday, including the Torch Relay.  Please plan to come learn about the varied activities of our state's bicentennial celebration and celebrate our pride in the Hoosier State.  Afterward, for those who may be interested, I will lead a quick tour of Woodstock's centennial historic photo exhibit in the lower level.  Please consider bringing a friend, colleague, or family member to this fun ESU gathering!

 

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