Staff of the athletics department receive theatre tickets.Staff of the athletics department receive theatre tickets Wednesday as a sign of appreciation from drama students.

Drama students show appreciation to athletics staff

Actors consider their bodies as their instruments, and last week, a group of drama students thanked people on campus who help them keep their instruments in tune.

Billy Chandler, president of the drama student society Club SODA, led a delegation Wednesday to present complimentary theatre tickets to the staff of Athletics and Recreational Services.

“Most of our students have used, or frequently access the services offered by the athletics department and the St. Denis Athletics and Community Centre,” Chandler says. “They keep us fit, and they keep us happy. Sometimes, it feels as though they keep us sane.”

The staffers received free admission to the current University Players production, Scapino! Chandler says it is a thanks for services that would otherwise have students on their own.

“We all know how important our physical health is, but thanking those who help us work to maintain it, that is what we are doing today,” he says.

The play’s run continues through December 6 in the Essex Hall Theatre. Find tickets at or by calling the box office at 519-253-3000, ext. 2808.