Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama hosts Centennial Celebration
February 24, 2014 10:00 PM
Ian Harding of "Pretty Little Liars" with Peter Cooke, Sophia Feldman and Jed Harris.
Dan J. Martin, Mayor Bill Peduto, Subra Suresh and Peter Cooke.
By Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Carnegie Mellon University's School of Drama Centennial Celebration Saturday night, with a cocktail reception and dinner, honored the creation of the Richard E. Rauh Centennial Fellowship Fund. It was part wild party -- everyone afterward attended a student production of "The Wild Party," the 1920s-set musical drama -- as School of Drama alumni left their mark and names on the walls, a tradition that started in 1915. CMU president Subra Suresh, with wife Mary, was still looking for the names of actors Ted Danson and Holly Hunter while other names such as Frank Gorshin, Rob "Buz" Marshall and Zachary Quinto were in plain sight. Peter Cooke, head of the school, welcomed alumni including designer Sophia Feldman and Ian Harding of the TV series "Pretty Little Liars." Guests moved into Kresge's marbled Great Hall for a dinner catered by Culinart, with flowers by Hepatica, lighting by Flyspace and music by Sang Lee of the CMU School of Music. Attendees included Mayor Bill Peduto, city Councilman Dan Gilman with Amanda Kennedy, Richard Rauh and Renee Williams, Pittsburgh co-chairs Henry Posner II and Anne Molloy, host committee chairs and student parents Catherine Stoll and Juan Mesa-Freydell, dean of fine arts Dan Martin and faculty members Jed Harris and Don Wadsworth.
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