Martha McDonnell ’14
Martha McDonnell is going to miss a seminal moment in her life: her upcoming college graduation ceremony.
And she has musical icon Sting to “thank” for her absence.
The Lawrence University senior and serious fiddler from Wayne, Ill., won’t be able to personally accept her Bachelor of Music diploma at commencement on June 15. Instead, she will be busy performing as a hand-selected member of the pit orchestra for the world premiere run of Sting’s new musical “The Last Ship,” which opens June 10 at downtown Chicago’s Bank of America Theatre.
The production is loosely based on the 16-time Grammy Award winner’s ship-building hometown... read more