32 The History of Wake Forest
guard Tyrone “Muggsy” Bogues in
a call to the secretary of the Win-
ston-Salem Board of Aldermen on
January 15, 1985. He was indicted
by a Forsyth County grand jury on
an extortion charge, arrested, freed
on a $10,000 bond on January 17,
and later sentenced to serve time in
The Arts
The University Theater produced
four plays: Philip King’s See How
They Run, Anton Checkhov’s The
Cherry Orchard, Tennessee Wil-
liams’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,
and The Wake Forest Passion Play.
In addition, the College Union and University Theatre teamed up to present the
Broadway musical review Tintypes by Mary Kyte, Mel Marvin, and Gary Pearle at a
dinner theater. Another musical drama, The Cotton Patch Gospel, by Tom Key and
Russell Treyz, with songs by Harry Chapin, was presented by the national touring
company of Dallas Theatre Three. Actors from the Royal Shakespeare Company
gave two performances of Twelfth Night during a week-long campus residency, and
alumnus John Chappel (’61) performed his Mark Twain on Stage, based on Twain’s
own words, as a university commencement program.
The Artist Series schedule for the year included performances by the Los Ange-
les Guitar Quartet, The English Concert, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Greg
Smith Singers, and pianist Ursula Oppens. A chamber music series co-sponsored by
the University and Reynolda House featured the Albegg Trio, Kodaly Quartet, Folger
Consort, pianist Carlos Rodriguez, and the Budapest Brass Quintet.
Other performances included Music Professor Louis Goldstein on piano, Chuck
Mangione on jazz flugelhorn and trumpet, folk singer and actress Odetta, folk singer
Mike Cross, modern dancer Sharon Kinney, the Ruth Mitchell Dance Theatre,
Jamaican poet and comedienne Louise Bennett, the improvisational comedy troupe
Second City, and comedian Steven Wright.
In another arts-related activity, Barbara Hearn founded the Friends of the Arts
(FoA). Members made a commitment to attend at least one theatre production,
concert, dance program, and art exhibit and, at some time, to “help with a recep-
tion at the Scales Fine Arts Center in conjunction with a performance.”
Campus and Student Life
A few changes marked student life during 1984–1985. For instance, the homecoming
dance was held on campus in the athletic center; Student Services offices moved to
111 Davis House, directly below Wachovia Bank and the Sundry Shop on the upper
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
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