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Robert Pomponio assembled this scrapbook while a student at Gettysburg College in the 1980’s. The scrapbook primarily focuses on the Owl & Nightingale Players production of “Happy End” by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, directed by Emile O. Schmidt in the spring of 1986. It includes production photographs taken by Pomponio, who was a member of the production crew, as well as captions and annotations provided by Pomponio. Also included in the scrapbook are photographs of campus events including performances by The Johnny White & Elite Band on November 1st, 1985, The DB’s in November 1985 and The Neats. Additional items in the scrapbook include photograph negatives for a trip to the Duke University Marine Lab September 28-29th 1986, a note written on February 14th, 1986 to Pomponio by classmate Susan Blume ‘87 regarding work he completed on a set, a program for the 91.1 WZBT radio station, a theatre arts program for scenes presented in Stevens Theatre on campus, the Prompter program for the production of “Happy End,” and a booklet including information for graduates May 14-15th 1988. This scrapbook and the commentary provided by Robert Pomponio provide a look into student life and popular culture of the 1980’s.

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Collection Size

.25 cubic feet

Publication Date

May 2014


Gettysburg College, College History, Theater Arts, Owl & Nightingale


History | Social History | Theatre and Performance Studies | Theatre History

Document Type

Finding Aid

MS-159: Robert Pomponio ’88 Theatre Arts Scrapbook