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Albertson College of Idaho Presents Staged Reading of Vian

2005. 04. 29.

Caldwell (ID)- The themes of family, the supernatural, and politics come together in a staged reading of French dramatist Boris Vian's play The Empire Builders by Albertson College of Idaho theatre students.

The drama begins on Tuesday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Langroise Recital Hall. The play is free and open to the public, and there will be a talkback with the cast and crew after the performance. (Due to violent imagery, the show is not suitable for young children.)

Written by Vian in 1959, the play's central focus is a family and their maid who are trapped within their home, fleeing from a mysterious and horrifying noise. As they move up from one floor to the next, they find themselves in increasingly smaller rooms, the noise continues to pursue them, and they find the same strange creature waiting for them; a wounded, bandage-wrapped thing that acts as a scapegoat as the family casually hit, stab, and whip it.

The show is directed by CofI senior Tim Saunders as a senior theatre project. CofI junior Michael Bowers is the assistant director, and the cast includes CofI students Chris Ullery as Father, Erica Littlefield as Mother, Erin Corey as Zenobia, Angi Grow as Mug, and Colin Eggleston as Neighbor.

Albertson College of Idaho is the state's oldest and longest continuously accredited private, residential liberal arts and sciences institution. With an average class size of 10, students receive personal attention from faculty members dedicated to teaching. CofI was recently named a 'Best Value' by the Princeton Review and was ranked 11 in the nation by the same publication for Professors Bring Material to Life, and was also ranked 11 in Intel's list of the most unwired campuses in the nation for its use wireless technology. CofI also recently received a $17 million grant from the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation.

More information about Albertson College of Idaho is available by calling 1-800-2C-IDAHO or visiting