Caesar and Cleopatra

Having identified the need for a new theater on campus, Eugene and Sadye Power, along with their son Philip, made a major gift to U-M, leading to the construction of the Power Center for the Performing Arts. It formally opened its doors in 1971. The Department of Theatre & Drama subsequently presented its first play there that year, George Bernard Shaw’s “Caesar and Cleopatra.” Priscilla Lindsay (Bachelor of Arts ’71, Master of Arts ’72, seated second from left) co-starred as Cleopatra. Today she is a professor and chair of the Department of Theatre & Drama. Chester Smith (Master of Arts ’69, seated left,) co-starred as Caesar. The cast is pictured Oct. 20, 1971.

— Photo and information courtesy of the Department of Theatre & Drama, celebrating its centennial. It is part of the School of Music, Theatre & Dance. Click the photo to view a larger version.



  1. Frank Svechota
    on December 3, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    I had the honor of being in this cast. Christine Lahti played Ftatateeta!

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