Performing Arts

Get Ready for Daisy Pulls It Off!

Friday, April 21, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 22, 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Besl Theatre 


Join us in UA's Besl theatre for the adventure stories about life in a 1920s girls' English boarding school!

The play follows Daisy Meredith, a girl from a poor background,  who is forced to face and overcome snobbish prejudice and schoolgirl pranks from the wealthier girls. She and her best friend, Trixie Martin, search for the missing treasure that could save the fortunes of the exclusive Grangewood School for Young Ladies. 



Ursuline Academy Performing Arts is made up of choral and instrumental ensembles as well as theatrical performances. Students work together on the stage and as members of the crew to put on a variety of performances for the Ursuline community. Throughout the year, Ursuline Performing Arts presents the following events:

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Welcome to our new Theatre Director!

Jennifer Carpenter earned a Bachelor’s in Secondary Education from the University of Dayton and will complete a Master’s in English from Miami University this July. She has more than 20 years of teaching experience in English, Social Studies, Acting, and Religion for grades 6-12. She has been involved in drama programs for 15 years; most recently as the director at both St. Susanna and Bishop Fenwick. In the last two years, she directed Anastasia, Peter and the Starcatcher, Brigadoon, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Aladdin Jr., and Peter Pan Jr.  

Her biggest reward is watching students’ acting skills and confidence grow. She loves the emotional power of live story-telling, the energy of opening night, and the creative challenges that working in theater offers. She looks forward to her role as the theater director and religion teacher at Ursuline.