Pepperdine Alumni Travel - Edinburgh 2018
Pepperdine Alumni Traveled to Edinburgh, Scotland
Friday, August 3 - Tuesday, August 7, 2018
This August, the beautiful city of Edinburgh, Scotland was enjoyed by many Pepperdine alumni, students, faculty, and staff. At the Fringe Festival, an inspiring celebration of the best art and entertainment from around the world, students and alumni performed in two shows. The Abode, written by Scottish playwright Davey Anderson, produced by Alex Fthenakis, Edinburgh program alumnus and 2008 graduate, and directed by theater professor Cathy Thomas Grant, explored the depths of contemporary extremism in the United States. The Antiscians, written by 2013 alumnus Ryan Napier, is a mesmerizing rendering of grief, desire, and the strengths of our diversity. The all Pepperdine alumni cast had performed the Fringe First Award-winning production, Why Do You Stand There in the Rain?, in 2012 with fellow Pepperdine students.
Pepperdine alumni attended both performances which took place in the historic Edinburgh
locations of Cowgate and the Royal Terrace. They also enjoyed exploring Edinburgh's
Royal Mile, the Edinburgh Castle, Princes Street, taking in other Fringe Festival
performances, and attending the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. They also enjoyed
eating together at local eateries, trying haggis, learning about the Scots language,
and gazing at beautiful art at the National Galleries of Scotland. It was a joy to
experience this special city together in support of theatrical and storytelling talents
of members of the Pepperdine family.
Stay tuned for information on our next Alumni Travel adventure next summer!