College Walk of Shame (116th Annual Varsity Show)

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College Walk of Shame was the title of the 116th Annual Varsity Show, which debuted in Roone Arledge Auditorium on April 30, 2010 and ran until May 2. The title is a reference to both College Walk and one of the central plot points, the 'walk of shame' students make in mornings when returning home from the room of a sexual partner. The show was generally considered a success. While the Spectator's review of the show was less than lukewarm, Bwog celebrated most of the shows elements and ended its review mentioning the heartwarming aspect of the show: "Said one Bwogger, 'I actually got warm fuzzy feelings.' And for a show that’s long been essentially a giant roast of the Columbia campus, that’s no small feat." The show's short length was also appreciated by most audience members, running under two hours including intermission.

The show was notable for its smaller sketch bits that recalled the Varsity Show's origins as a variety show and made fun of the Lerner Piano Lounge, Milano Market, and COOP.The show also recalled Varsity Show history by using drag in a number in which male cast members played Barnard students. Further returning to old Varsity Show roots while also evolving the tradition, V116 moved away from the recent tradition of using The Blue and White to write the show's program and instead enlisted the original program writer, The Jester, along with The Fed to co-create a program together.

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Plot

Life at Columbia can be stressful when dealing with the Lerner Piano, COOP rituals, and Public Safety, which is why students always make Thursday a night they'll never forget (at least until the morning). With only two months till graduation, Travis has checked everything off from his college bucket list except one thing...his virginity. But when he meets charismatic Barnard junior Emma, sex might come second to a chance at a real relationship.

Across Broadway, Barnard Dean Dorothy Denburg conspires to make sure her students act like the Disney princesses of her dreams with a new community plan.

Throw into a mix a Medieval Studies major trying to fit in, a Barnard freshman in need of friends, and a CC teacher who's too cool to leave school, and Columbians will always risk a bad decision, even if they regret it in their morning walk of shame.

Creative Team

  • Director: Ameneh Bordi (CC '10)
  • Producer: Cody Holliday Haefner (CC '12)
  • Producer/Technical Director: Ajit C. Pillai (SEAS '11)
  • Writer: Peter Labuza (CC '11)
  • Writer: Patrick McGuire (CC '11)
  • Composer/Lyricist: Evan Johnston (CC '12)
  • Composer/Lyricist: Matthew Star (CC '12)
  • Choreographer: Meredith Kirk (CC '12)
  • Art Director: Cayle Ryan Pietras (CC '09)

Cast

  • Alex Hare (CC ‘13).................................SAM, A sophomore trying a little too hard to fit in
  • Spencer Oberman (GS ‘12).....................DOROTHY DENBURG, the Dean of Barnard College
  • Tessa Slovis (BC ‘13)..............................DENISE, a Barnard freshman who really wants a friend
  • John Goodwin (CC ‘12)...........................GAVIN, A CC Professor holding on to the college lifestyle
  • Jenny Vallancourt (BC ‘11).....................EMMA, A Barnard junior who dreams of far-away adventure
  • Yonatan Gebeyehu (CC ‘11).. .................TRAVIS, A SEAS senior with one last thing on his Columbia bucket list
  • Pat Blute (CC ‘12)...............................................(Jimmy, COOP Leader)
  • Ben Russell (CC ‘12)...........................................(Arturo, Bwog Editor)
  • Hannah Kloepfer (CC ‘13)...................................(Julie, Tour Guide)
  • Emily Feinstein (BC ‘13)......................................(Ghosts of Hook-Ups Past, Facebook Girl)
  • Hillary Kritt (BC ‘12).............................................(Vicky, Twilight Girl)
  • David Offit (GS/JTS ‘13)......................................(Vinnie, Tour Boy)

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Preceded by
The Gates of Wrath
Varsity Show performances 
2010
Succeeded by
Another Scandal!
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