The Dell

The Mabel K. Whiteside Greek Theatre, known on the Randolph College campus as The Dell, is named in honor of the woman who founded the Greek Play tradition in 1909.  The  area was cleared in 1920 (for a pageant entitled “Scenes from the Education of Women in the South”), and Miss Mabel’s unprecedented series of productions inspired the classes of ’38 and ’39 to build a stage building, which was completed in 1940. In honor of her memory friends and admirers built and dedicated the seats in 1965.