Class of 1989

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Mary Hayes (Shiver) Ernst

“I taught High School Theatre for 25 years and now I am having a “second act” teaching Honors & On Level World History for Tennessee Connections Academy! I am a “drama mama”, my 15 year old son is doing theatre at his High School. I am doing costumes and props for PUFFS. I have been doing community theatre off and on for the last 10 years when time would permit-now with the film industry booming in the Southeast, I hope to do some film work in my spare time!”

“Theatre Arts has been my life since I can remember. I loved “hanging out” at the Playhouse. It really was our own little world on the FU campus. I learned more than I can say from Court Gilmour, Rhett Bryson, Dr. Philip Hill and Margaret Caterisano!”

“The very first semester I was at Furman, I was cast as Bianca in THE TAMING OF THE SHREW. It was magical! I was a Freshman. I was doing Shakespeare, and I knew I was doing exactly what I wanted to do for the rest of time! I was so in awe of the older performers and I felt so special to be a part of such a great group. Besides-I had AMAZING costumes! Thanks, Margaret!”