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Spectacular! to Celebrate Global Culture

The door to Kresge Auditorium
Photo by Elinor Shelp-Peck

The Spectacular! celebration will be held in Kresge Auditorium on Wednesday, April 13, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The event meets Meredith’s General Education requirements as an academic/cultural event. Spectacular! “is a celebration of theater, music, dance and poetry,” according to Montse Hernandez, ‘23. Hernandez and Reese Buie, ‘22, are the student coordinators for the event with help from Dr. Débora Moldanado-DeOliviera, Dr. Jonathan Wade and classmates.

“Performers will include students from the Department of World Languages and Cultures…as well as other campus community members,” Hernandez said.

Students from Dr. Wade’s Spanish 332 From Page to Stage: Experiencing Literature Beyond the Text class will perform at the celebration. Some languages represented include Spanish, French, Italian and Chinese. According to Hernandez, this celebration will “promote diversity and a sense of unity within the Meredith community.”

Rosemary Vega Escutia, ‘23, will be performing Laurencia’s monologue from Lope de Vega’s Fuenteovejuna. Escutia told The Herald that she is looking forward to “being able to embody the anger, hurt and despair that Laurencia is feeling” through this monologue. Escutia said she is “extremely excited for everyone to see the effort that myself and my peers have put into preparing for the event.

Escutia also encouraged other students to participate in this event in the future. “It has made me realize that I am capable of much more than I imagined,” she said.

Hernandez said she is most excited “to see various languages and cultures represented by Meredith students through different forms of art” at the Spectacular! event. There will also be cake available after the event as a donation by Escutia’s Bakery.

By Cady Stanley, Copy Editor


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