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DePauw Faculty Member Featured in New Play, Newspaper Notes

September 29, 2002

September 29, 2002, Greencastle, Ind. - "Gigi Jennewein, who teaches at DePauw University and has directed at the Phoenix [Theatre], is playing Mam Mam, April's grandmother and the matriarch of the family," Marion Garmel writes in today's Indianapolis Star in a story previewing He Held Me Grand, which opens Friday at the Indiana Repertory Theatre. The "millennium play" by 42-year-old playwright James Still is based on hundreds of interviews with senior citizens in Indiana and Pennsylvania. The article dominates the front page of the Star's Arts & Entertainment section.

Garmel notes that Jennewein is part of a "large cast, playing nine ancestors and eight living characters, [and] full of actors familiar to Indianapolis audiences." Gigi Jennewein Fenlon is an instructor in the department of communication arts and sciences at DePauw.

You can read the story in its entirety by clicking here.

The opening play of the IRT's "Signature Season on the Mainstage," He Held Me Grand continues through October 26. The theatre is located at 140 West Washington Street in downtown Indianapolis. Ticket information is available by calling (317) 635-5252.

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