Topics: Alumni, College of Fine Arts, Speakers

November 14, 2008

Joyce Dewitt
The Ball State community will be in good company when distinguished alumna Joyce Dewitt returns to campus Nov. 24.

Dewitt, one of the stars of the hit 1970s TV comedy "Three's Company," will speak at 7 p.m. in University Theatre. The event is sponsored by the College of Fine Arts and the Department of Theatre and Dance and is free and open to the public.

"Having Ms. Dewitt back to campus will be a tremendous opportunity for our students to experience her years of knowledge and expertise as a theatrical and television actress," said Bill Jenkins, Department of Theatre and Dance chair.

Jenkins said Dewitt's visit will mark the first time in at least 20 years that the actress has returned to campus.

Dewitt has extensive background in the theater, working both as an actress and director. Her most recent theatrical productions include the Canadian premiere of the 2000 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, "Dinner with Friends." She has guest starred on popular television programs,  including "The Loveboat," "The Osmonds," and "Living Single."

Jenkins said Dewitt will work with students in the theater department during her visit to Ball State and her public presentation will focus on her life and experiences as an actress.

For more information, contact the Department of Theater and Dance at 765-285-8740.