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Playwright Lillian Hellman

Last Thursday night I was able to able to attend Fontbonne’s production of “The Children’s Hour,” the 1938 play by Lillian Hellman. The script was inspired by the true story of two female boarding school teachers who were accused of engaging in a love affair and the tumultuous aftermath they were forced to endure. This intense tale of fear and intrigue is brought to life with marvelous acting from Fontbonne’s versatile thespians and a wonderful assembly of period props and costumes.

The pleasant experience of the production was enhanced by the comforting accommodations in lobby (located on the second floor of Southwest Hall). The lobby staff made a special effort to provide a warm and inviting atmosphere with complimentary coffee and cookies for each guest. I definitely recommend following the Fontbonne theater schedule to learn of upcoming productions. Admission is also free for students leaving no excuse for Fontbonne kids interested in watching good stories unfold in a friendly, live environment.


I am selfish and self centered.  But I am curious, does anyone read my blog posts?

I love to write but don’t write often enough. Writers write, so that is why I have undertaken the task of contributing to this blog. Really I should not care what others think, but I totally wondered, is anyone out there in the Fontbonne world reading my blog?

I want to write topics that others can relate to, I want to be helpful, I want to share the Fontbonne experience with you all.

If you are out there and would like for me to blog about a certain topic. Let me know, I would be happy to oblige. A little bit about myself. I am in the Masters program for Theatre Education.  I have my undergrad in Theatre and Communications from Fontbonne. I am recently engaged and work as the House Manager for Mustard Seed Theatre. I like running and yoga and I am a cat owner. I believe God has a plan for each and everyone of us and by taking the right action we live out God’s will for us.

Anyone else out there enjoy theatre?  If so, what are so of your favorite plays? Or do you have any St. Louis venues you love to go see productions at?

Anything else you would like to know?  ASK ME!


The number one question I get when I tell people I am getting my master’s in theatre education: Fontbonne has a theatre?

Why yes, yes they do, and the theatre is producing excellent pieces of work through student productions and through Mustard Seed Theatre. The upcoming student production is a show written by Sarah Kane and directed by Tricia Duffin: “Crave” is an intense and experimental piece that explores the yearning and the longing to form relationships and the forces that stop these relationships from working. read more. Please note that this production does contain adult themes and language.

The other response I get is, “Oh, I love going to see shows.” I should really go see one. Again, yes, yes you should go see a show. Did I mention that “Crave” is free to all Fontbonne students? In this economy, who can beat that? A FREE night of thought provoking entertainment. Right here on the Fontbonne campus.

“You get mixed messages because I have mixed feelings.”
― Sarah KaneCrave


Hey Fontbonne students- Welcome to the new school year!  I am Ann, and I am working on my Master’s in Theatre Education. I am also the Resident House Manager for Mustard Seed Theatre. This theatre is located on the Fontbonne campus in the Fine Arts building. I encourage all students to check out Mustard Seed’s latest show, “Going to See the Elephant.” It is a show about the trials and tribulations of 4 women in 1870 Kansas. There are some great dramatic scenes along with some humor. It is not to be missed. If you are interested in ushering a show contact Mustard Seed by going to their website If you usher, you can see the show for FREE! Otherwise student tickets are $20.00.


Playland at Mustard Seed Theatre

by Alumni Posts February 6, 2012

Fontbonne is blessed not only to have our student theatre department but also Mustard Seed Theatre, a professional company that performs out of our theatre. Since I am getting my master’s in theatre education, I know where the fine arts theatre is on the Fontbonne campus. However, I have had several students indicate to me […]

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Winding Down and Wrapping Up

by Alumni Posts December 2, 2011

It’s hard to believe that this semester is all but over.  It seems like just yesterday that I was trading in my sunblock and swimsuit for a monstrous organic chemistry book.  But here we are, at the gateway to Christmas break. Yesterday, I was talking about the semester with my friend and fellow blogger, Carly.  We agreed that this […]

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What’s on Your iPod?

by Alumni Posts March 31, 2011

It’s crazy how much you can learn about a person just by browsing through their iPod’s playlist. I’m pretty sure that most people my age have playlists that include pop, rap, and alternative hits from the top 40 billboards. However, if you looked at my iPod, you may be very surprised. Over half of the […]

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The Chosen

by Alumni Posts November 8, 2010

On Friday night, I was an usher for Mustard Seed Theatre’s “The Chosen.” This play told the story of two friends, Danny and Reuven, and described the hardships that their relationship faced due to the different religious beliefs that their fathers held. I was very moved by this play. All of the actors were right […]

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