Linfield senior Oliver Ogden will direct two one-act comedies
"The Appointment" by Luigi Jannuzzi presents the story of Toemeali, a dying man who takes a trip to heaven to visit God thinking that he might get another shot at life. Yet, the stubbornness characteristic of his life persists into this appointment in which he gets a taste of what happens when things turn out to be not exactly as they appear.
"Your Life Is a Feature Film" by Alan Minieri examines what happens when a 21-year-old man discovers that everything he has come to accept as reality isn?t real at all. Luke learns that everything he thought he knew about his friends, his coworkers and even his own family has been one elaborate script for a feature film. Some interesting twists and exciting characters make for an exciting and humorous ride through Luke?s horror.
NOV. 18-21, DEC. 2-4
"Antigone" by Sophocles
Directed by Kate Hawkes, artistic executive director of the Well Arts Institute and Linfield adjunct professor and guest artist
This classic Greek tragedy investigates the fundamental nature of conflict. As Antigone defies her uncle Creon and buries her brother, the play interrogates issues of conscience such as the individual versus the state and moral or divine law versus human law. These questions grip the soul of contemporary global society just as they tore at the heart of Greek culture.
"The Water Children" by Wendy MacLeod
Directed by Thomas Gressler, Linfield professor emeritus of theatre arts
"The Water Children" explores the hotly contested issue of abortion and the question of who controls a woman?s body. But, according to the playwright, "it is also about love, family and a woman making peace with her past." An actress, who had an abortion at 16, appears in a pro-life commercial, questions her beliefs and confronts another pregnancy with new insight.
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MAY 5-8, 12-14
"Scapino!" by Frank Dunlop and Jim Dale
Directed by Janet Gupton, Linfield assistant professor of theatre arts
Written in the tradition of the Italian Commedia dell?Arte and inspired by Moliere?s "Les Fourberies de Scapin," this play promises an evening of laughter. Full of slapstick comedy, wordplay and mistaken identities, "Scapino!" begins with a song made up from the menu of an Italian restaurant. Despite the scheming of Scapino, a rascal and trickster whose pranks and deceptions ensnare two sets of young lovers and two miserly fathers, the play concludes on a happy note.
Performance times and ticket prices vary. For more information, call 503-883-2292. To reach Ford Hall from 99W turn east on Keck Drive at the McMinnville Market Center in south McMinnville. Turn right on Lever Street and right again on Ford Drive. Ford Hall is located at the west end of the parking lot.