September 21, 2023

Heslep Amphitheatre, Morris Stage Dedication Saturday

The dedication of the Heslep Amphitheatre and Morris Stage will take place Saturday, June 2, at 2:30 p.m., during UMW’s Reunion Weekend.

Built in the early 1900s off Sunken Road, behind Lee and Trinkle halls, the Amphitheatre has long been a favorite campus site, at varying times throughout history home to commencement exercises, outdoor study sessions, plays, concerts, even weddings.

The June 2 dedication marks the end of a meticulous renovation project to return the Amphitheatre to its historical glory and sustain its park-like setting, while increasing accessibility, upgrading infrastructure and enhancing flexibility.

Thanks to generous campaign gifts, the Heslep Amphitheatre has been named for Donald B. and Josephine McPherson Heslep, a 1956 Mary Washington graduate, and the Morris Stage for Marceline “Marcy” Weatherly Morris and Elmer “Juney” Morris Jr., both 1950 grads.