Bowdoin Instructor Takes on ‘Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me!’ Listener Limerick Challenge (NPR)

Shana Stewart Deeds

Shana Stewart Deeds, a laboratory instructor in biology and environmental studies, was a phone-in guest on NPR’s Wait, Wait.. Don’t Tell Me!

On the quiz show’s July 15, 2017, broadcast, hosted by Peter Sagal, Deeds took part in the Listener Limerick Challenge, in which she was asked to complete three rhymes dealing with some of the more unusual stories in the news recently.

Topics addressed include gluten-free communion wafers and snortable chocolate. Listen to Shana Deeds on Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell  Me!

Bowdoin Grads’ Shakespeare-Inspired Comedy Show Gets Rave Reviews in NYC

Olivia Atwood ’17 and Maggie Seymour ’16

Maggie Seymour ’16 and Olivia Atwood ’17 have taken their show 15 Villainous Fools to New York City, and the reception couldn’t be better. It’s described by Shani Friedman in Time Out New York as a “highly modern and clever take on Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors,” and a “riotous showcase for two performers with standout comedic timing.”

Writing in the online theater magazine Curtain Up, Deirdre Donavon said “15 Villainous Fools has winning simplicity,” describing Atwood and Seymour as “terrific clowns,” who give the old play a “new immediacy.”

The website Show-Score, which aggregates critic and audience reviews for all shows on Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway (the category this show falls under), gives the production a high score of 92.

The show was also listed in New York Magazine recently as one of the “top twenty-five things to see, hear, watch, and read.”

15 Villainous Fools runs at the People’s Improv Theater’s Loft Theater (aka the PIT Loft), until August 19. Click here to purchase tickets.