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: SWEAT
Please join us as we continue our celebration of 100 seasons of theatre at Linfield College! Our November production, Lynn Nottage’s SWEAT, is a timely piece that investigates the intersections among class, globalization, and race. Focused on working–class factory employees in Reading, Pennsylvania, the play challenges us all to question the cost of technological progress and outsourcing. The winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in Drama, SWEAT highlights the fault lines created between close friends when capitalist hierarchies rule the lives of the working class.
Performance dates are Nov. 7, 8, 9 and 14, 15, 16 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 2:00 p.m. in the Marshall Theatre in Ford Hall. Tickets are $10 for full price; $8 for seniors (62+) and Linfield faculty and staff (two tickets per ID); and $6 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. For more information, call 503.883.2292.
SWEAT premiered in 2015 at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival as part of OSF’s “American Revolutions: The United States History Cycle.” Adleane Hunter is our guest director for this production. Ms. Hunter is a theatre director and producer from Orange County, California. She has produced and/or directed the world and West Coast premieres of over a dozen new plays and founded several theatre organizations and performing companies. For her vision, leadership, and service, Adleane has received many honors and awards, including the YMCA’s Woman of Achievement Award for Excellence in the Arts, the Soroptomist Woman of Distinction Award, and the NAACP Citizen of Distinction Award. She is a member of SSDC (Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers).
Cast & Creative Team: The cast includes students Nathan Dillon, Sam Hannigan, Alexandria Hunter, Elise Martin, Robert Santos, and Nicole Tigner, with guest actors* Isaiah Alexander, Edgar Lopez, and A. J. Saddler. Clementine Dorsey is the stage manager. Prof. Derek Lane is the set designer; costume design is by Laurel Peterson; sound design is by Rob Vaughn; senior Liam Home is lighting designer; and senior Erika Glas is makeup designer. (*supported in part by the Lacroute Arts Series at Linfield)
Thursday, 11/7 Post–Show Discussion, “Community, Competition, and Scarcity”: This discussion focuses on the ways in which the characters in this play are a reflection of very real, very urgent issues facing communities in the United States and globally, including outsourcing, automation, and scarcity–and the ways these things pit friend against friend, child against parent, and race against race. We ask what real steps can be taken in order to make technology work for everyone without discarding or excluding people and communities. Panelists include Hailee Foster ’21, assistant dramaturg; director Adleane Hunter; Daniel Pollack-Pelzner, Ronni Lacroute Chair in Shakespeare Studies; and Gayatree Sarma, Visiting Assistant Professor of Business.
Sunday, 11/10 at 1:00 PM, “Meet The Guest Director” Reception: Please join us for light refreshments before the Sunday matinee to chat with Adleane Hunter about her experience directing SWEAT and her career.
Thursday, 11/14, Post–Show “Behind The Scenes”: Please join us for a short Question & Answer discussion with the creative team as they share their ideas in creating this production and demonstrate the techniques and effects used in the show.
Box Office: Tickets are also available at the Marshall Theatre Box Office. 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. 9 and 16 from 3 to 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 10 from noon to 2:00 p.m. The box office is closed Mondays.
This play may not be suitable for all audiences due to adult language and fighting. Recommended for ages 18 and older. Children 6 and under are not admitted to our productions.
Sponsors: Ms. Hunter’s artist residency is made possible by the Lacroute Liberal Arts in Residence program, which is funded through The Lacroute Initiative for Advancing the Liberal Arts at Linfield. This play is produced 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. Please contact the box office for availability. Note that writers must present their Dramatists Guild membership card when requesting a ticket.
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: 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.