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Nov.16, 2011

Vol. 112, No. 4

The grad-student experience

In response to: Assessing a renewed focus on grad students, alumni

Published on November16, 2011

What’s all this fuss about a lack of grad-student cohesion with the rest of the University (letters, Oct. 5)? For the 1954–55 Triangle show, Tunis, Anyone?, one of the lead roles — that of government lawman J. Edgar Westinghouse — was filled by grad student John C. Macrae *55. I’ll admit that there were some who were queasy about director Mike Stewart’s choice, including the Triangle president (me), but Macrae was a big hit. After Triangle, Stewart further proved his show-biz chops by winning a Tony for scripting Hello, Dolly!

Perhaps current-day Trianglers will consider emulating ’55’s willingness to accept grad students at auditions.

Ron Fredrick ’55
Birmingham, Mich.

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