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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The Linfield Theatre Program’s 99th season at Linfield and 16th season in the Marshall Theatre in Ford Hall continues with Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from the novella Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. It probes what counts as human when revolutions in science meet depravity. Performance dates are November 1, 2, and 3 and November 8, 9, and 10 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee on Sunday, November 4 at 2:00 p.m.
Tickets are $9 for full price; $7 for seniors (62+) and Linfield faculty and staff (two tickets per ID); and $5 for students (any school, one ticket per ID); with 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 the “Buy Tickets Now” button. The Marshall Theatre is accessible. Please contact the box office for help with accessible seating. This play may not be suitable for all audiences due to subject matter and special effects. For more information, call 503.883.2292.
“A smart, tense and suspenseful new take on Stevenson’s look at the evil that lurks in the hearts of men…Hatcher has fashioned a play that seems truer to Stevenson but hipper, sexier and more intense…a suspense almost as affecting as it is intense.”
—San Francisco Chronicle
Set in Victorian England, this taut play explores the famous fracturing of self Dr. Jekyll achieves, as well as what kind of monsters lie in each of us. Hatcher’s adaptation, which uses multiple cast members to portray Jekyll’s alter ego “Hyde,” reinforces our production approach that challenges essentialist notions of gender and race and posits a more fluid approach to identity. Highly theatrical and entertaining, Hatcher’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde “is not your grandfather’s” version of this Victorian tale, but offers “a more complex interpretation of the dual nature of man.” (—Arizona Daily Star)
11/2 Post–Show "Behind The Scenes": Please join us for a short Question & Answer discussion with the designers and director as they share their ideas in creating this production.
11/8 Post–Show Roundtable: “Monstrous Psychology and Biology: From the Victorian Era to Today” This discussion will focus on what makes a person a monster, what kinds of monsters might lurk inside all of us, and what we might do to rein them in or let them out. We’ll consider Victorian attitudes toward science and morality, and what has or hasn’t changed since then. This event is free and open to the public. Attendance at the performance is not required. Panelists include Daniel Pollack-Pelzner, Ronni Lacroute Chair in Shakespeare Studies; Sreerupa Ray, Assistant Professor of Biology; Yanna Weisberg, Associate Professor of Psychology; Janet Gupton, Director of Theatre; and moderator Lindsey Mantoan, Assistant Professor of Theatre and Resident Dramaturg.
Cast & Creative Team: The cast includes (in alphabetical order) Dakota Carter, Lucy Gordon, David Gray, Sam Hannigan, Calder Ifft, Antoine Johnson, Will Martin, Kat McCann, Danielle Metcalf, Melory Mirashrafi, Robert Santos, Adele Stireman, and Nicole Tigner.
The faculty and staff creative team includes Janet Gupton, director; Derek Lane, scenic and lighting designer; Laurel Peterson, costume and make-up designer; technical director and sound designer Robert Vaughn, and Lindsey Mantoan, dramaturg. Also contributing to the design team are students Liam Home, lighting co–designer, and Kat McCann, assistant sound designer.
Box Office: Tickets will also be available at the Marshall Theatre Box Office beginning Tuesday, October 23. Located in Ford Hall, the box office is open Tuesday through Friday from 3 to 5:00 p.m., and until performance time on performance days. The box office will also be open Nov. 3 and 10 from 3 to 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 4 from noon to 2:00 p.m. The box office is closed Mondays.
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 presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.
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.
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. For a campus map, visit: http://www.linfield.edu/campus-map.html
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.