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11/10/2005 Discussion on Linfield play planned

McMINNVILLE – A discussion on the challenges faced by soldiers returning from war to civilian life will be held Thursday, Nov. 17, at 9:30 p.m. in the Marshall Theatre immediately following the Linfield College production of "Woyzeck."

The post show discussion will include the cast, crew, designers and director as well as Kate Hawkes of the Well Arts Institute, an adjunct theatre professor; Peter Richardson, professor of German; Michael Roberts, professor of biology; Sean Lewis, a veteran from the first Gulf War; and Ted Kiser, a veteran of the Vietnam War. This post-show discussion is free and open to the general public.

"Woyzeck" is the story of a young soldier who is abused, ridiculed and unable to rise above the victimization he suffers from his superiors during wartime. The audience witnesses Woyzeck sink further into the depths of madness as he deals with his unfaithful girlfriend. The play, partially written in 1837 by 23-year-old Georg Büchner, serves as a commentary on the aftermath of war on its soldiers.

Oliver Ogden, a Linfield College theatre arts and English major, is directing the production, the second performance in this year’s schedule showcasing international theatre. Performances will be Nov. 10-12 and 17-19 at 8 p.m., and Nov. 13 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students, Linfield faculty and staff, and seniors (62+).

Tickets for "Woyzeck" can be reserved by calling 503-883-2292 or by e-mail at Tickets may be purchased in Ford Hall from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, with expanded hours on performance days.

For more information, call 503-883-2292.