148 The History of Wake Forest
1942 to form what would become the Wake For-
est Theatre, which was now celebrating its fiftieth
anniversary. Director Harold Tedford attributed its
longevity to the fact that the campus became coed-
ucational: the theatre and drama clubs were good
places for young men and women to meet.
The department staged four main plays during
the year: Eric Graczyk’s Come Back to the 5 and Dime,
Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean; William Shakespeare’s
Twelfth Night or What You Will; Dylan Thomas’s
Under Milkwood; and Craig Lucas’s Reckless. In addi-
tion, a “Promenade Passion Play,” featuring sixty stu-
dents and faculty, was performed outdoors on April
12–14. Directed by Visiting Lecturer in Theatre Arts
Jim Dodding, the play and the audience moved from
place to place, without a stage or seats.
The Secrest Artists Series brought another
stellar season to campus: Wynton Marsalis, jazz
trumpeter; Chantecleer, a twelve-voice male ensemble; L. Subramaniam, an Indian
violinist; the Royal Liverpool Orchestra; and Igor Kipnis, a classical harpsichordist.
At WFDD, Cleve Callison was Station Manager. Its main programming was clas-
sical music.
Campus and Student Life
More than 5,500 students applied for the 820 seats in the freshmen class, a 2.5 percent
increase in applications over the previous year. With 437 men and 423 women, the
class had the closest male-to-female ratio in University history. Approximately 37
percent of undergraduates enrolled in fall 1991 were North Carolina residents, in
contrast to about 74 percent of the student body in 1951. The University enrolled stu-
dents from thirty countries, including six students from Spain and five from Canada.
During their time at Wake Forest, 24 percent of graduating seniors received degree
credits from study abroad.
Freshmen entering Wake Forest in the fall had a new option: substance-free
housing. About 300 students applied to participate and agreed to abstain from alco-
hol, tobacco products, and illegal drugs. Only forty-five applicants were chosen, and
these students lived in the basement of Johnson Residence Hall. Special program-
ming included educational series on healthy lifestyles as well as substance-free social
Applications to the School of Law were up 17 percent from the previous year with
2,189 applicants for the 160 spaces in the first-year class. Applicants for the full-time
program of the Babcock School of Management were up 8 percent, while the Graduate
School received 412 applications, down slightly from 441 in the previous year.
Super Start Sunday, held on August 25, marked the beginning of the new school
year. At 6:30 p.m. on the Magnolia Court, free Frisbees were given to the first 750
students to arrive. The featured performer of the night was Kier, a singer and vocal
April 1992 Passion Play
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