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Play Explores Peace, Justice Themes

Ted & Company TheaterWorks and the Summer Peacebuilding Institute at Eastern Mennonite University will present “I’d Like to Buy an Enemy” 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 3, in the MainStage Theater of the University Commons at EMU. PARKING ALERT: Parking on campus will be extremely limited this night due to a local public high school graduation ceremony in the University Com ...More

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EMU Celebrates Life and Work of Lee Eshleman, Names New Studio Theater in His Honor

EMU celebrates the life and work of Lee E. Eshleman, 1963-2007, by naming the new University Commons studio theater in his honor. A small gallery at the theater entrance will showcase some of Lee’s art work and photos of him on stage. Lee was the last student to graduate with a degree from EMU’s ...More

Studio Theater Named in Honor of Lee E. Eshleman

EMU celebrates the life and work of Lee E. Eshleman, 1963-2007, by naming the University Commons studio theater in his honor. A small gallery at the theater entrance will showcase some of Lee’s art work and photos of him on stage. Read more… ...More

Swartz to Explore ‘Laughter and Lament’ Theme

The inimitable Ted Swartz will lead spiritual life week at EMU, Oct. 28-31. When we allow ourselves to laugh, the possibility opens up to experience and accept God’s grace. Local actor-playwright Theodore K. (Ted) Swartz will build on this precept through "co ...More

Musical Comedy to Debut at Homecoming

Ted Swartz (l.) as Mike and Trent Wagler as Jeff try to discern what to do with a tired radio program they inherited in “WWLD: What Would Lloyd Do?” a new musical comedy that premieres at EMU homecoming, Oct. 10-11. Photo by Jon Styer For those who’ve asked, ...More

Theater, Reunions Headline Homecoming Weekend

A symposium on Amish forgiveness and a new theater work by Ted and Trent will highlight homecoming and parents weekend, Oct. 10-12, 2008. "WWLD: What Would Lloyd Do?", is a musical comedy written by and starring Ted Swartz ’89 and Trent Wagler ’02, and directed by Ingrid De Sanctis ’88). The play, with guest artist Jay Lapp ...More

Eshleman Leaves Legacy of Profound Laughter

Related Links: Lee Eshleman tribute page | Ted & Lee TheaterWorks | Laughter and Tears: Remembering Lee Eshleman ...More

A Tribute to Lee Eshleman

The EMU community grieves the untimely death of Lee Eshleman, a 1986 EMU graduate, on May 17. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Reagan, children, parents, extended family, and the many friends impacted by this tragic loss. Click here to send condolences or share memories of Lee Eshleman ...More