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TCU alumni connect with each other at Guy Fieri’s Dive & Taco Joint in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. on Friday Oct. 7, 2022. (Photo courtesy of Tristen Smith)
How TCU's alumni chapters keep the Horned Frog spirit alive post-grad
By Addison Thummel, Staff Writer
Published May 11, 2024
TCU graduates can stay connected with the Horned Frog community with alumni chapters across the nation.

Theatre students present teen’s coming-of-age story

The month of September is not only bringing a new season of ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy,”, but the Department of Theatre is also presenting the play, “The Anatomy of Gray,” which has more differences than just the A and the E.The play, which lead actress, Sydney Baumgart, said is a “great piece of creative writing,” will be performed Sept. 25 through Sept. 28 and Sept. 30 in the Hays Theatre.

Baumgart, a sophomore theatre major, said the play is set in the late 1800s in Gray, Ind. She plays the role of Rebecca Muldoon, the mother of a 15-year-old daughter named June and recent widow.

“My daughter sends a letter to God asking for a healer so that no one else will die,” Baumgart said. “A storm comes, and in blows a hot air balloon carrying Dr. Gray.”

Tricia Williamson, a junior theatre major, plays the role of June.

“This is really a coming -of-age story of a 15-year-old girl trying to make sense of change,” Williamson said. “It is a character that college students can really relate to.”

Jennifer Engler, an associate theatre professor and the director of the play, said the townspeople of Gray, Ind., struggle with personal adversity as an unknown illness begins to infect the town.

“The fear, dread and uncertainty surrounding this disease proves to the people of Gray that in order to find faith you must first lose your way,” Engler said.

Daniel Fredrick, who plays Galen Gray, said the play was written by Jim Leonard after a friend was diagnosed with AIDS.

“He spent 10 years thinking about this play and writing it,” said Fredrick, a junior theatre major. “In 2006, he had a dream in which the entire play came to him … This play is beautiful, moving, poetic and funny.

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