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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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Linfield alumna Stephanie Mulligan (’13) is guest director for Annie Baker’s 2009 Obie award–winning play Circle Mirror Transformation in the Marshall Theatre in Ford Hall. Performance dates are March 15, 16, 17, and 18 at 7:30 p.m.
March 15 Behind The Scenes: Please join us after the opening night performance for a short Question & Answer discussion with the designers and director as they share their ideas in creating this production.
Tickets are $9 for full price; $7 for seniors 62+; $7 for Linfield faculty and staff (two tickets per ID); and $5 for students (any age, any school, one ticket per ID). There is 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. For more information, call 503.883.2292. The Marshall Theatre is fully accessible.
When four lost New Englanders enroll in Marty’s community–center drama class and begin to experiment with harmless theatre games, hearts are quietly torn apart and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. The eclectic assortment of characters include Marty, the teacher, her husband James, Schultz, a recently divorced carpenter, Lauren, a reticent high schooler, and Teresa, a former actress. This is a beautifully crafted diorama, a petri dish in which we see, with hilarious detail and clarity, the antic sadness of a motley quintet.
Cast members include Ben Bartu (Schultz), Joella Cordell (Marty), Antoine Johnson (James), Bailey Sipila (Theresa), and Arianna Strong (Lauren), with scenic and lighting design by Ty Marshall, costume design by Laurel Peterson, and sound design by Rob Vaughn. Alyssa Lawrence is stage manager.
Stephanie Mulligan is a stage director in both the professional and educational arenas. Based in the Pacific Northwest, she has been a frequent participant in international programming, through which she has collaborated with theatre artists in India, Vietnam, and Australia. Stephanie returns to Vietnam this summer as an Arts Envoy of the U.S. Department of State.
Tickets will be available at the Marshall Theatre Box Office beginning March 7. Located in Ford Hall, the box office is open Monday through Friday from 3 to 5 p.m., and from 3 to 7:30 p.m. on performance days. This play contains adult language and may not be suitable for all audiences.
To reach Ford Hall from Hwy. 99W in south McMinnville, turn east on Keck Drive at Albertson's. Take Keck Drive to Lever Street & turn right. Take the next immediate right at Ford Drive into the theatre parking lot. Ford Hall is located at the west end of the parking lot. For a campus map, visit: http://www.linfield.edu/campus-map.html
Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.
Linfield 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.