The plays her thing
By Jane Ford
Drews parents noticed she had an uncanny stage presence at
her graduation from kindergarten.
as she nears graduation from U.Va., the film and theater worlds
are taking notice, too.
received rave reviews from the New York Times and Variety for her
performance as Juliet in a production of Romeo and Juliet
at the celebrated McCarter Theatre in Princeton last September.
played by Sarah Drew, [was] petulant, giddy, incorrigibly girlish,
willful and completely enchanting in a never-to-be-forgotten balcony
scene, wrote Alvin Klein, the New York Times reviewer. Ms.
Drews exploration of a teen-agers heart and her awakening
to desire are defining, and from now on, indelible, aspects of Juliet.
now is flying around the country auditioning for parts in movies
starring Michael Douglas, Philip Seymore Hoffman and Annette Benning.
Legrand reaches for the stars
By Charlotte Crystal
Legrand rarely saw the stars from the windows of his familys
crowded apartment in Brooklyns Brighton Beach. It was a rough-and-tumble
neighborhood where life was fast and money was tight.
Roman brought little with her from Puerto Rico and couldnt
give her children much, but she loved them and insisted they work
hard in school.
I knew from an early age that if I ever wanted to get out
of Brooklyn, I had to do well in school, Legrand said.
he did. Legrands dedication to his education will pay off
as he graduates from the University with a bachelors degree
in aeronautical engineering and a minor in philosophy. He hopes
to pursue a career as an astronaut. Full
Speaking on the Lawn
Virginia Governor Mark R. Warner will deliver the commencement
address to an expected crowd of some 35,000 people May 19. The graduation
ceremony on the Lawn begins at 10 a.m.
author David Baldacci, a 1986 U.Va. law alumnus, will be the featured
speaker at Valedictory Exercises May 18 at 11 a.m. He will sign
his books at 1 p.m. at the University Bookstore. Full
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Final Exercises will be taped. The videos can be ordered through
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