The Denmark Story – A Historical Play

In conjunction with their centennial celebration, Anderson University will produce an original play titled The Denmark Story in September 2010 that examines the life of Annie Dove Denmark, president of Anderson College from 1928 – 1953. SC Humanities supported this project through a Major Grant in February 2010.

Annie Dove Denmark was the first female president of a college or university in South Carolina and is notable for her strong leadership and for bringing Anderson College through the economic crisis of the Great Depression.

The Denmark Story, written by Scott Kirk, will be presented on September 23, September 24, and September 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall at Anderson University. The showings are free and open to the public and will include post-show discussions with historian Joyce Wood. Anderson University is also planning a production tour for The Denmark Story to take place in 2011.

For more information about The Denmark Story, contact 843-231-2080.

The mission of SC Humanities is to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of all South Carolinians. SC Humanities programs and initiatives are balanced, reflecting sensitivity to the diversity of ideas, encourage open dialogue, demonstrate integrity, and are ethical in operations.

Image: Annie Dove Denmark, as pictured in Anderson College's 1943 yearbook The Columns