Theatre Program

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Cook Fund

Since 2010, major productions of Evangel’s Theatre Program have been generously underwritten in part by the Gary D. and Janet S. Cook Theatre Production Fund, which was established as a seed fund in 2004 by the Cooks to support the technical and visual aspects of the stage environment. The Cook family has made it possible for us to present high-quality productions of blockbuster musicals such as Hello, Dolly! (Spring 2011) as well as classic plays such as King Lear (Spring 2012).

The Department of Humanities, of which the Theatre Program is a part, remains committed to staging serious, award-winning drama across the range from comedy to tragedy. In recent years, we have also produced A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado about Nothing, and The Miracle Worker as well as immensely popular musicals such as Beauty and the Beast and My Fair Lady. In Spring 2013 and Spring 2014, respectively, the Cooks provided support for You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown and Oliver Twist; in Spring 2015, their fund will help us to produce Irving Berlin’s Annie Get Your Gun.

On August 30, 2005, Janet Cook went to be with the Lord. Her awareness of the purpose and vision of the Cook Fund was totally compatible with that of her husband, Gary, an undergraduate speech-and-drama major at Evangel, who established the Fund in her honor. The Cooks’ invaluable support continues to be a major advantage to our theatre professors as they teach students how to elevate their professional visions for their own future stage productions. With the advanced construction and tech-support experiences made possible by the Gary D. and Janet S. Cook Theatre Production Fund, Theatre majors can go into their professional careers with confidence in their abilities to bring their staging ideas into dramatic reality.

The Cooks have established an example of generosity for others to follow. Other potential donors who would like to support our Theatre Program should contact the following persons: Prof. Glenda Mohr, Associate Professor of Theatre and Dr. Nathan Nelson, Chair of the Humanities Department. Initial telephone contact may be also be made with Mrs. Judy Peebles, our Administrative Assistant, at 1-417-865-2815, ext. 8640.



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