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The original cover art, by Victor Reinganum, for the first edition of the novel that inspired the stage play.

Director Jack B. Winget (in BW's 2012 production of FOLLIES)


By Jay Allen Presson

Directed by Jack B. Winget 


April 9-12 at 7:30 p.m., April 13 at 2 p.m.


William Allman Theater, Kleist Center for Art & Drama, 95 East Bagley Road, Berea

$10 General Admission, $5 Seniors/Student

Visit or call the box office at 440-826-2240

Theatre: THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE Scandal and Betrayal at a School for Girls

Head to the Highlands as Baldwin Wallace University presents THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE, directed by Jack B. Winget. The production, which runs April 9-13, will give audiences the distinctive experience of alley stage seating and the added spectacle of high-energy Scottish dancing.

THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE, adapted from the novel by Muriel Spark by playwright Jay Allen Presson, follows a liberated young schoolteacher at an Edinburgh girls' school. Ignoring the more mundane subjects, she teaches her students about love, politics and art.

When Miss Jean Brodie's personal affairs become known, she finds herself fighting to keep her job. She believes she can always count on the support of her favorite pupils, but one of them questions whether Miss Jean Brodie is in her "prime" any more. No longer swayed by her teacher's eloquence, she begins to learn about life and love herself.

Alley Staging and Scottish Dance

BW’s production will be performed on an alley stage in the William Allman Theater, Kleist Center for Art & Drama, 95 East Bagley Road, Berea. The alley stage allows for audience members to sit facing each other with the stage in-between.

Adding to the Highlands atmosphere, Scottish dancing will be featured between acts and before the curtain rises, kicking off an evening of lively entertainment.

Crew Credits

Director Jack B. Winget is a professor of acting and directing at BW. Recent directing credits include NOISES OFF, MR. MARMALADE, SOME GIRLS, and MOON OVER BUFFALO at BW. Dr. Winget also performed in FOLLIES.

THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE is costumed by Charlotte Yetman who is resident costume designer for the program. Recent designs for BW include EURYDICE, FOLLIES, THE SEAGULL, and TURN OF THE SCREW. Professional credits include SWEENEY TODD, CABARET, and INTO THE WOODS for Great Lakes Theater.

Scenic Designer Dylan Fujimura, is technical director and adjunct faculty for BW's Theatre & Dance Department. Fujimura has been associated with several theatres in the greater Cleveland area including The Cleveland Playhouse, Cleveland Public Theatre, Dobama Theatre, and others.

Chris Meyers ’15, is handling lighting design. Meyers’ recent designs include STEEL MAGNOLIAS and HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS at Rabbit Run Theatre, and fyoō zh ən 14: new music + dance at BW. He is scene shop foreman at BW, and was master electrician for CAROUSEL and EURYDICE.

Choreographer Cleo Deorio ’16, is currently studying theatre direction, with a focus in dance. She has worked as choreographer in numerous capstones and main stage productions at BW. She also has original choreography debuting in BW’s spring production of fyoō zh ən 14: new music + dance.

Sound is designed by Ryan Gajdos ’17, a technical and design major. He has worked sound for main stage productions including PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLE, CAROUSEL, and EURYDICE. This is Ryan’s first University production as primary sound designer.

To purchase tickets, please visit the Kleist Box Office or call 440-826-2240.

Posted March 2014

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