Monday, August 17, 2009
"The Boar's Head Dramatic Society of Syracuse University was initiated by a small group of students in the spring of 1903. This group recognized the need for an on-campus organization that was solely committed to all aspects of dramatic production. Their plans did not get underway, however, until 1904 when -- still affiliated with the English Club -- they presented "King Lear" in Syracuse, Rochester and Auburn, under the direction of Professor Frederick D. Losey.
On February 9th, 1906, "Boar's Head" was adopted as the official name of the newly founded organization. This name was chosen in honor of the Boar's Head Tavern in Eastcheap, London, 'favorite resort of Falstaff, Prince Hal and their companions' in Shakespeare's Henry IV.
Boar's Head eventually faded out in the late 1960's, but produced over 200 plays in its sixty year run. Dramatic activities continue at Syracuse University, but no longer under the auspices of Boar's Head." -Syracuse University archives
The Great Gatsby - April 3 1928
Time Out - May 11 1931
Life Goes to College - February 14-18 1939
Long Live Love - April 6 1949
The Bourgeois Gentleman - March 14 1950
The Red Rose and the Briar - April 11-18 1951
Some Faint Star - April 2-5 1952
Gigi - April 26-30 1954
Same old faces - November, December 1955
Lysistrata - May 12-15 1954
Othello - February, March 1960
Rashomon - March 17-19 1966
& a few of my favorite ads from the programs...
all of these come from Syracuse University's digital archives [link]