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Olivet College theatre program to present “Uncle Vanya”
Sep 28, 2006

OLIVET, Mich. – Olivet College theatre program, in conjunction with Alpha Psi Omega, the colleges theatre honor society, is presenting a readers theatre production of Anton Chekhovs play, Uncle Vanya, at the Oaks Theatre in downtown Olivet. The production will run Thursday, Oct. 12, through Saturday, Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m. each night. The play is free and open to the public.

Uncle Vanya is about a retired professor and his beautiful young wife who return to a country estate to find themselves overwhelmed by the stagnant inevitability of the rituals of their life. The play was adapted by David Mamet from an English translation by Vlada Chernomirdik.

The cast includes Judy Fales, administrative assistant for faculty; Brad Francis, a junior from Battle Creek; Kirk Hendershott-Kraetzer, chair of the Humanities Department; Emma Henson, a sophomore from Shelby Township; Heather Hipkiss, a senior from Mulliken; Andy Hipkiss, a teacher certification student from Mulliken, who is also directing the play; Arthur Williams, theatre program director and associate professor of theatre; and Joanne Williams, assistant professor of journalism/mass communication and theatre. Costumes were created by Katie Hudson, a senior from Charlotte, and lighting will be provided by Anabel Montalvo, a junior from Detroit.

For more information, call (269) 749-7246.


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