Drama Club presents 'The House at Pooh Corner'

Trine University’s Drama Club will present The House at Pooh Corner in the T. Furth Center for the Performing Arts, with performances on April 7 at 2 p.m, April 8 at 10 a.m, and April 9 at 7 p.m.

All performances are free and open to the public.

The House at Pooh Corner is produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois, from the stories of A.A. Milne, adapted by Bettye Knapp. It centers around beloved characters Winnie-the-Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger and Christopher Robin.

This is the first time in more than a decade that Trine’s Drama Club will perform at Furth instead of Wells Theater. The change in venue opens up new potential for the Drama Club, including a larger audience capacity, a wider stage and more sophisticated sound and lighting.

“It’s a delightful play that focuses heavily on the themes of friendship and adventure,” said student director and cast member Kaitlyn Lee. “We invite community members of all ages to enjoy this sentimental, nostalgic piece, and we are proud to showcase the dedication of our talented cast and crew.”

Lee, a freshman from San Diego, California, majoring in communication, also plays Winnie the Pooh. Other cast members include:

  • Jonah Blanchard, a freshman from Wauseon, Ohio, majoring in chemical engineering, as Tigger;
  • Wren Hall, a sophomore from Kokomo, Indiana, majoring in software engineering, as Christopher Robin;
  • Larry Hicks, a sophomore from Wawaka, Indiana, majoring in software engineering, as Owl;
  • Bridget Hoffman, a sophomore from Wheatfield, Indiana, majoring in forensic science, as Piglet;
  • Alexa Kartje, a senior from Valparaiso, Indiana, majoring in biomedical engineering, as Early;
  • Alexis Koshenina, a freshman from Remington, Indiana, majoring in forensic science, as Eeyore;
  • Madison Limerick, a sophomore from South Bend, Indiana, majoring in forensic science, as Roo;
  • Ivy Rubel, a junior from Bradner, Ohio, majoring in design engineering technology, as Rabbit;
  • Sarah Stewart, a senior from Mason, Michigan, majoring in biomedical engineering, as Late; and,
  • Daniel Tsuleff, a freshman from Fort Wayne, Indiana, majoring in social studies education, as Kanga.

This play is particularly accessible to people of younger ages, but also those familiar with the tales of Winnie-the-Pooh.

For more information, contact Byron Bond, Ph.D., instructor in Trine’s Department of Humanities and Communication, at bondb@trine.edu.