President Larry Dietz had the privilege of a walk-on role in Love’s Labour’s Lost during the Illinois Shakespeare Festival on Sunday, July 26.

His character was the result of his spouse Marlene bidding for the role at the Friends of the Arts Gala. Dietz played an academic scholar, and his part was woven into various scenes throughout the play and proved to be very entertaining. Money raised from Friends of the Arts supports student scholarships in the College of Fine Arts at Illinois State.

See more photos from Dietz’s walk-on role below:

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