The Arts at Linfield
Arts flourish at Linfield College. Linfield students and faculty are active participants in the arts and cultural activities, both on 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: Night of the Living Dead
The Linfield Theatre Program’s 99th season of plays at Linfield and 16th season in the Marshall Theatre begins with Lori Allen Ohm’s stage adaptation of George Romero and John Russo’s 1968 film Night of the Living Dead. Performance dates are Thursday, Sept. 20, Friday, Sept. 21, and Saturday, Sept. 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket Prices: All tickets are $5 and 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 accessible. Please contact the box office for help with accessible seating.
Seven people trapped in a farmhouse attempt to defend themselves from a growing onslaught of zombies, and the pressure of the situation reveals the best and worst of human nature. The film was revolutionary in its aesthetics, representation of race, and role in launching what is now a $5 billion a year zombie industry. Our production links the monstrous to racial oppression in the U.S. and asks what has and hasn’t changed since the Civil Rights Movement.
9/20 Post-Show Discussion at approximately 9:00 p.m.: “Horror, Racial Violence, and the Monsters That Can’t Be Killed”
Panelists will discuss themes from the play, focusing on the interrelations among horror, zombies and the apocalypse, racial violence, and social revolutions. We’ll also consider the impact of the original film, and why this piece is still relevant and important today. This event is free and open to the public. Attendance at the performance is not required.
Panelists include Miles Davis, President of Linfield College, Jeff Peterson, Associate Professor of Sociology and instructor of the course “Impact of the Zombie Apocalypse on the Pacific Northwest,” Jamie Friedman, Associate Professor of English, Nick Buccola, Associate Professor of Political Science, Melory Mirashrafi, director, Antoine Johnson, actor, and moderator Lindsey Mantoan, Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts and Resident Dramaturg.
Cast & Production Team: Cast and zombies include Dakota Carter, Katie Downer, Lucy Gordon, Claire Hamada, Sam Hannigan, Claire Harris, Russell Hendrickson, Calder Ifft, Antoine Johnson, Colleen Johnson, Kendra Manuel, Elise Martin, Will Martin, Kat McCann, Danielle Metcalf, Raisa Mlynski, Savannah Morton, Abbie Northrup, Maya Renhult, Robert Santos, Izzy Standley, Adele Stireman, Hanna Trailer, Whitney Wells, and Mara Youngren-Brown. Melory Mirashrafi, senior theatre major, directs, with video direction and post–production by sophomore theatre major Alexandria Hunter and sophomore theatre arts minor Hannah Curry, scenic and lighting design by Visiting Assistant Professor Derek Lane, technical direction and sound design by Instructional Associate Robert Vaughn, costume and make-up design by Instructional Associate Laurel Peterson, and dramaturgy by Assistant Professor Lindsey Mantoan.
Box Office: Tickets will also be available at the Marshall Theatre Box Office beginning Monday, September 17. Located in Ford Hall, the box office is open Monday through Wednesday from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday from 3:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Playwrights Welcome: We are proud to take part in Playwrights Welcome, which offers available tickets to professional playwrights free of charge. To receive a ticket through Playwrights Welcome at our theatre, please contact the box office. Note that writers must present their Dramatists Guild membership card when requesting a ticket.
Sponsorship: This production is presented by the Linfield Theatre Program and is a Linfield PLACE event (Program for Liberal Arts and Civic Engagement). This year’s PLACE theme is “Revolutions.” This play is produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois.
Directions: 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
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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.