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The AU Playhouse Presents The Denmark Story




A Dramatic telling of the life of AU’s longest-serving president, Annie Dove Denmark



The Playhouse at Anderson University is proud to present The Denmark Story, by Scott Kirk, September 23-25 at 7:30 pm in AU’s Daniel Recital Hall of the Rainey Fine Arts Center. There will also be an additional matinee show at 3:00 pm on September 25.

Featuring Dr. Deborah McEniry in the lead role, The Denmark Story, tells the story of the life of Dr. Annie Dove Denmark, Anderson University president from 1928-1953. In addition to being the first female college president in South Carolina, Denmark was the longest-serving president in the institution’s history. Denmark was also one of the most intriguing figures in the history of the Anderson community, known statewide for her leadership ability and clout in an era when women were not usually such prominent figures. The historic nature of the Denmark legacy is such that the fascinating play depicting her life is provided in part by the South Carolina Humanities Council.

The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Contact the AU Box Office at 864-231-2080 for tickets or for more information.


Anderson University is a comprehensive university affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention offering bachelors and masters degrees. Anderson is ranked in the Top Tier (top 21) of colleges and universities in the South, and one of 68 “Up and Coming” schools to watch in America, by U. S. News & World Report. It is the #1 “Up and Coming” school in the South according to that publication.  Anderson has also been named one of “Americas 100 Best College Buys,” Located in The Upstate region of South Carolina near the foothills of the Appalachians, Anderson University features a rigorous education in a supportive Christian environment.



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