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Students in the Theatre Department rehearse the spring play, dressed as hippies in the Vietnam Era. This year, Augustana Theatre’s spring production, directed by Jennifer Popple, is a twist on a classic Shakespeare play. “As You Like It” combines Vietnam with Shakespeare’s wit, to tackle modern issues of identity, gender and love.

Students explore identity in 'As You Like It'

April 30, 2015

Shakespeare’s famous words and 1960s second wave feminism are two things that can be expected of the spring production of “As You Like It.” The application of the Vietnam War era brings a new spin...

Jennifer Popple brushes her daughter, Anya’s hair while eating breakfast and getting ready for school. Popple has two children with Samantha Keehn, a professor in the music department.
Photo by Madison Rodgers.

A Look Behind the Stage: Popple leads in theater and gender studies

March 26, 2015

Mother, wife and professor: Jennifer Popple holds all of these titles. Popple is married to Samantha Keehn, a professor in the music department at Augustana College. They have been married for five years...

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