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C of I set for fall theatre production of ‘Pericles’

The College of Idaho Department of Theatre & Speech Arts is pleased to present its fall main stage production, "Pericles, Prince of Tyre." The play opens Nov. 9 and shows at 7:30 p.m. nightly Nov. 9-10 and Nov. 15-17 with a closing matinee show at 2 p.m. Nov. 18. All performances take place in the Langroise Studio Theatre on the C of I campus in Caldwell. Tickets cost $15 for adults or $10 for seniors and students. C of I students, faculty and staff receive free admission. For more information, contact the Langroise Box Office at (208) 459-5426.

Pericles is a Jacobean-era play written by William Shakespeare. The College of Idaho production will be directed by Jenny Newbry-Waters, a 2003 C of I graduate and current adjunct professor in the theatre department. The ensemble play follows the life and adventures of Pericles, a prince of ancient Greece. It stars a talented cast of C of I students, including Eli Nary as Pericles, Danielle Blenker as narrator Gower and Jordan Bowman as Marina. Bowman also composed some of the music for the show.

“This play is about Pericles searching for his definition of himself and his home,” Newbry-Waters said. “The narrative occurs in seven different locations over 16 years, so it’s a big story. We’re focusing on simple, clear storytelling that will really engage the audience with the play and its characters.”

Scenic design for Pericles was done by C of I theatre professor Mike Hartwell, with costume design by Megan Richardson, lighting design by Deborah Penrod and sound design by Freddie Loucks. For more information about C of I theatre – including a performance schedule for Pericles and other 2012-2013 productions – please visit www.collegeofidaho.edu/theatre.

Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state’s oldest private liberal arts college. It has a century-old tradition of educating some of the most accomplished graduates in Idaho, including six Rhodes Scholars, three Marshall Scholars, and another 11 Truman and Goldwater Scholars. The College is located on a beautiful campus in Caldwell, Idaho. Its distinctive PEAK curriculum challenges students to attain competencies in the four knowledge peaks of the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field, enabling them to graduate with an academic major and three minors in four years. For more information on The College of Idaho, visit www.collegeofidaho.edu.