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The Importance of Being EarnestArts flourish at Linfield College. Linfield students and faculty are active participants in the arts and cultural activities, both on the Linfield campus and in the community.

Involvement ranges from a variety of main-stage Linfield Theatre productions to musical activities including opera theatre, chamber music ensembles and the Linfield Lively Arts music series. The Nicholson Library and English Department host Readings at the Nick, which brings award-winning authors to interact with our campus, and students also produce their own literary magazine, Camas. The Linfield Gallery presents an ongoing stream of exhibits by internationally recognized artists. Learn more about  Linfield clubs associated with arts.

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Marshall Theatre: Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom

The Linfield theatre season continues in November with Jennifer Haley's suspense thriller "Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom." Performances are November 6, 7, and 8 and 13, 14, and 15 at 7:30 p.m., with a late-night show on Friday, November 7 at 11:00 p.m. There will be a free post-show discussion after the Thursday, Nov. 13 performance. Janet Gupton will direct. Tickets are $9 for full price; $7 for seniors (62+) and Linfield faculty and staff (two tickets per ID); and $5 for students (any age, any school, one ticket per ID); with a $2 discount on all tickets on opening night. Seating is reserved. Purchase on the web and pick your tickets up at the box office the night of the show. Just click on the "Buy Tickets Now" button.

"Playing like a nifty episode of "The Twilight Zone," the story builds to an affectingly gruesome finale..." - Variety Magazine

In a suburban subdivision with identical houses, parents find their teenagers addicted to an online horror video game. The game setting? A subdivision with identical houses. The goal? Smash through an army of zombies to escape the neighborhood for good. But as the line blurs between virtual and reality, both parents and players realize that fear has a life of its own. Jennifer Haley's work explores the impact of technology on identity and human relationships and delves into the ethics encountered in virtual reality.

Actors in the show will play two different characters, both an adult and a child, to push their acting abilities in character development. Cast members include Emilie Skladzien, Murphy Jackson, Madilyn Bechtel, Emily Griffin, Travis McKenna, Nicholas Granato, MacKensie Sempert, and Cody Meadows; with Benjamin Bartu, Mariko Kajita, and Jeremy Odden also appearing. Additionally, two student designers will have a large role in bringing this thriller to life. Mic Cooney is working as the videographer for the play’s technical and video demands. Kelsey Garrett is serving as the assistant scenic designer and will also be creating original artwork that will be used in the show.

You can also order tickets over the phone or stop by the box office. Located just inside the lobby of Ford Hall, the box office is open Tuesday through Friday from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., and until performance time on performance days. The box office will also be open Saturdays, Nov. 8 and 15 from 3 to 7:30 p.m. The box office is closed Mondays. For more information, call 503.883.2292. The Marshall Theatre is fully accessible.

The play contains graphic violence and adult language and is not suitable for all audiences. Fog and strobe lights are used in the performance. This production is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. It investigates Linfield's 2014-2015 PLACE (Program for Liberal Arts and Civic Engagement) theme by exploring the question of "How Do We Know?" through storytelling.

Study the Arts

Linfield College artLinfield offers a variety of arts-related majors and minors. The campus’ close-knit environment makes it possible for students to work side by side with faculty who also happen to be nationally and internationally recognized visual artists, musicians, authors and theatre artists.