Student icebreaker opens Linfield theatre season

Linfield College students will open the 2010-11 theatre season with the annual student icebreaker featuring two plays Sept. 16-18.

The plays will be presented Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 16-18, at 7:30 p.m. at the Marshall Theatre in Ford Hall.

Dutchman will be directed by Will DeBiccari, a 2010 graduate. The Obie Award-winning play was the first of Jones’ successes, and the cause of his critical acclaim. The plot revolves around a lascivious blond who tries every vulgar way she knows to pick up and seduce a naive bourgeois black youth, in a subway car. Failing, she resorts to humiliating him. This breaks the facade of his decency, as he descends to her level for a spitfire fight and decrees that murder of the whites by the blacks “would make us all sane.”

The Vagina Monologues, an Obie Award-winning whirlwind tour of a forbidden zone, introduces a wildly divergent gathering of female voices. A scene from the full play will be presented and is directed by senior Steven Stewart.

“Ensler breaks taboos by talking, talking and talking some more-stripping fear and shame from what she celebrates here. It makes for quite a party. Funny, outrageous, emotionally affecting, and occasionally angry… The Vagina Monologues confront words to demystify and disarm them. In so doing, Ensler disarms the audience too.” – Associated Press.

These plays may not be suitable for all audiences and contain mature language and subject matter.

Tickets are all $5 and seating is general admission. Tickets will go on sale on Wednesday, Sept. 15. Tickets are available on the web at, by phone, or in person at the Marshall Theatre Box Office in the lobby of Ford Hall. The box office is open Wednesday through Friday from 3 to 5 p.m., and until 7:30 p.m. on performance days. For more information, call 503-883-2292.