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: GreekFest
The Linfield College Theatre Program is excited to celebrate 100 seasons of great theatre by kicking off their 2019-2020 centennial production year with GreekFest, an evening of three modern adaptations from the Golden Age of Greek drama, The Trojan Women, The Eumenides, and Lysistrata.
The performances will run September 20, 21, and 22 at 6:00 p.m. Each “act” will last approximately 45-60 minutes, with an extended intermission after The Trojan Women, featuring free wine, beverages, and light refreshments. Ticket prices are $15 for full price, $13 for seniors (62+) and Linfield faculty and staff (two tickets per ID); and $6 for students (any school, one ticket per ID). The Trojan Women and The Eumenides are recommended for ages 14 or older. Lysistrata is recommended for ages 18 and older. Children 6 and under are not admitted to our productions (no lap seating). Fog and strobe lights will be used.
Purchase on the web and pick your tickets up at the box office the night of the show! Just click the “Buy Tickets Now” button. The Marshall Theatre is accessible. Please contact the box office for help with accessible seating. For more information, call 503.883.2292.
Beginning with The Trojan Women, directed and adapted by Lindsey Mantoan, audiences will experience the stories of ancient and modern women and the effects of war on their lives. This site-specific performance starts in the Marshall Theatre and then moves around the Arts Quad, stopping at Nicholson Library, Miller Fine Arts Center, and Vivian Bull Music Center.
Next, the audience will witness Athens’ first trial by jury as they deliberate on the guilt of Orestes for the murder of his mother. The Eumenides, the last play in Aeschylus’ trilogy The Oresteia, was written when ancient Greece was establishing its own judicial system. Adapted and directed by Janet Gupton, our production will ask modern audiences to participate in Orestes’ trial and consider “what counts as justice, who decides, and who bears the consequences?” This performance will take place in the Marshall Theatre.
The evening will conclude with a modern version of Aristophanes’ comedy Lysistrata, adapted by adjunct professor Douglas Soderberg and Melory Mirashrafi ’19. Now set on a United States Army base, four service members are put to the test when their partners take sex off the table until they return permanently from the conflict in Afghanistan. Under Soderberg’s direction, protest, gender, and power in the time of war will be explored—and exploded—in this outrageous contemporary take on the classic “sex strike” play. This play contains adult content and bawdy humor.
As some of the performances will take place outside, a jacket or sweater is recommended. In the event of inclement weather, the performances will move indoors.
Box Office: Tickets are also be available at the Marshall Theatre Box Office. Located in Ford Hall, the box office is open Monday through Thursday from 3 to 5:00 p.m., and Friday through Sunday from 3 to 7:00 p.m. The Marshall Theatre is accessible. Please contact the box office for help with accessible seating. For more information, call 503.883.2292.
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, then follow these directions:
Sept. 16-19: Due to an ongoing construction project, please proceed on Lever to Wildcat Circle and follow the yellow flags to reach the box office. Visit this website for a construction map: https://www.linfield.edu/facilities-services/steam-loop-replacement.html
Sept. 20-22: 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: https://www.linfield.edu/assets/files/admission/campusmap19-20.pdf
Study the Arts
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.