Language & Drama

Language & Drama Coordinator: Jeanne Lewellen

For more information about joining a section, email the Interest Section Chair.

Advanced Intermediate Spanish
Our group has finished seven years of Spanish with our native-speaking instructor, Lidia Kaku. We meet in members’ homes on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. for informal discussions and light refreshments, followed by a lesson from 11:00 a.m. to noon. Tuition is $12.00 per person per lesson. Leader: Diane Conde.

Advanced Spanish Conversation
We meet in members’ homes with our Spanish-speaking instructor, Lidia Kaku on Wednesdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m. from September to April. We enjoy spontaneous conversation and read and discuss literature in the Spanish language. Tuition is $10 per person per lesson. Our last meeting of the year is a potluck fiesta with Hispanic foods. Join our lively and fun group for intermediate to advanced speakers. Leader: Sandra Anderson.

Conversational French
An excellent opportunity to polish skills in French speaking, writing and reading. We discuss in French our reading assignments, novels, short stories, poems, plays, current events, and individual activities. In addition to our weekly meetings, we attend local theater productions with French themes, after reading them in French. Our instructor is Molly Walker. Tuition is $15 per person per class. Currently we are meeting at University Commons every Friday from 10:30 a.m. until noon. Leader: Chris Hawley.

Friends of Live Theater
We love live theater and we get to see great shows together in the Ann Arbor area. People purchase their own tickets. We usually meet before the show to have dinner/snacks. Everyone pays for their own dinner and we all have a great time. Sometimes we meet after the show for discussion and a glass of wine either at a local restaurant or in a member’s home. All members are encouraged to suggest plays/shows year round that they want to see but don’t want to go to alone. Leaders: Mominka Filev and Neeki Rad.

Theatre et Conversation (French)
The main purpose of this group is to enjoy the French language as we increase our competence. We are a relaxed group of members with different levels of exposure to French, but share an enthusiasm for the French language. All members are able to read and understand literary French of different genres from different eras. The readings are preceded by conversation in French. We meet the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 7:15 to 9:30 p.m. and we are always happy to welcome new members. Leader: Beverly Geltner.

Tuesday Play Reading
This group meets the 3rd Tuesday at 1:00 p.m., September – May, usually in the home of one of the members. We are accustomed to reading one-act plays. One member selects a play and assigns the parts. Sometimes someone will wear some part of a costume, but none are required. The Director gives a brief summary of the playwright, and sets the scene for the play and also reads all inside directions during the reading. Following the reading we usually have a brief discussion about the play and then dessert refreshments provided by the hostess or a co-hostess. Sometimes we go to a restaurant with the option of a closed space for the play reading to follow the lunch. Leaders: Peg Eibler or Phyllis Fellin.

Established 1921