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January 21, 2002 Press Contact: Julia Morse
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Traditional Quadrangle Club Revels spoofs University architecture, Promontory Point controversy, cantankerous Hyde Parkers

What: The University of Chicago Quadrangle Club will present Cover Story, a musical play with lyrics by Ned Rosenheim, the David B. and Clara E. Stern Professor Emeritus in English, and music by Bob Ashenhurst, Professor Emeritus in the Graduate School of Business. Eighteen faculty members, administrators, and Hyde Park residents will perform in the show, including Ted Cohen, Professor in Philosophy; Michael Behnke, Vice President and Dean of College Enrollment; and the Rev. Alison Boden, Dean of Rockefeller Memorial Chapel.

Cover Story follows the adventures of cub reporter Paige Turner (played by Greta Pope Wimp) as she tries to dig up an interesting feature in Hyde Park. The loosely plotted musical pokes gentle fun at the University’s architecture, the controversy over the renovation of Promontory Point, and the legendary cantankerousness of Hyde Parkers.

The Quadrangle Club Revels, known at various periods as the Christmas Revels and the Faculty Revels, dates back to 1904. The tradition died out in the late 1960s and was revived last year. Both Rosenheim and Ashenhurst have participated in Revels since the 1950s; Cover Story is their fifth musical play.

When: Preview Performance: 8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 25

Gala Performance: 8 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 26

For ticket information, call Cassandra Swift at (773) 493-8601

Where: Quadrangle Club, 1155 E. 57th St., University of Chicago

Additional contact:
Contact: Lee Behnke
(773) 702-3319

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