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The upcoming season at Lenfest will feature many exciting new shows.

Lenfest Center for the Arts is ready for the new season

Veronika Kolosova September 26, 2023

The Lenfest Center for the Arts is excited to welcome students back for the 2023-24 academic year. A diverse mix of music, theater, dance and magic shows is at the heart of the new season. Susan Wager,...

Lechner’s “The Way We Were” represents conceptions of Earth’s culture. Photo by Catherine McKean, ’24

Amanda Lechner explores social and scientific connection in ‘Terra Ignota: Land Unknown’

Catherine McKean, A&L Editor December 14, 2022

The phrase terra ignota, or “land unknown” in Latin, has historically been used by mapmakers to denote unexplored territory.  But for artist Amanda Lechner, featured in Washington and Lee’s Staniar...

The Johnson Theater stage transformed into the Hispaniola for “Treasure Island.” Photo courtesy of the Washington and Lee Facebook page

‘Treasure Island’ takes W&L on a swashbuckling adventure

Veronika Kolosova, Staff Writer December 14, 2022

Sword fights, steampunk pirate costumes and a stage modeled like a life-sized boat captivated the audiences of Washington and Lee’s sold-out production of “Treasure Island.”  People waited at the...

“Thumbelina” showed at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Feb. 12. Photo by Annalisa Waddick, ’23.

“Thumbelina” brings storytelling to life

Annalisa Waddick February 15, 2022

“Thumbelina,” a Lenfest Center theater production about a girl half as tall as a human’s thumb, delighted local elementary school children and community members alike with a series of shows the weekend...

Salaam signs copies of his most recent book “Better, Not Bitter: Living on Purpose in the Pursuit of Racial Justice” while meeting students, faculty and community members who attended his talk. Photo by Grace Mamon, ’22

Yusef Salaam calls for more political participation to end systemic racism

Luke Fountain February 1, 2022

Yusef Salaam, a member of the Central Park Five, now known as the Exonerated Five, used personal anecdotes of his unjust conviction to discuss his hopes for change and his advice for progress.  He...

Holiday Pops concert aims to spread hope and the holiday spirit

Bri Hatch December 14, 2021

Five ensembles from the Washington and Lee Music Department shared the stage last week at the first in-person Holiday Pops concert in two years. Reindeer antlers, pops of red in scarves and socks, and...

Ending Lenfest’s Anniversary Season

Laura Wang May 4, 2016

The Voca People came to Lexington on April 16 to perform at Washington and Lee’s Lenfest Center for the Arts as the closing performance for Lenfest Center’s 25th Anniversary Season. Described by Jimmy...

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Pirates of Penzance replaces the Mikado

Ashley Faulkner September 28, 2015

The show tickets, posters and programs may have said The Mikado, but that was not the show the audience saw the evening of Sept. 21 at the Lenfest Center of the Arts. With days notice, The New York Gilbert...

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