Linfield Theatre Offers a Discussion of Women in the Work Force

In conjunction with its production of Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, the Linfield College Theatre Program will host a post show discussion entitled “The Changing Face of the American Workforce: Women, Careers, Family and Sacrifices” on Friday, November 6.

The discussion panel will include Kathleen Bernards, a McMinnville business woman, Tanya Tompkins, a Linfield College psychology professor, David Bates, a McMinnville journalist, and Ronni Lacroute of Willakenzie Estates.

In response to the recent report entitled “A Woman’s Nation Changes Everything” by Maria Shriver and the American Center for Progress, the discussion will focus on what the report calls the “greatest social transformation of our nation’s history." Approximately 40% of the American work force is currently made up of women whose earnings provide a substantial portion of the family income.

“The Shriver Report raises such thought provoking questions that we felt a community discussion about the challenges families face would tie in well with the issues Ibsen raised in his play 130 years ago” says Janet Gupton, the director of A Doll’s House.

The Linfield Theatre Program invites the public to attend the free discussion on November 6, immediately following the performance of A Doll’s House, which should end at approximately 10:30 p.m. Attendees wishing to see the performance as well may purchase tickets on the Web (click here now). A small service charge will apply for Web orders.  A Doll’s House will be performed Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 5-6, and Nov. 12-14, at 8 p.m. in the Marshall Theatre in Ford Hall at Linfield. A matinee performance will be offered on Sunday, Nov. 8, at 2 p.m.

Tickets may also be purchased at the Marshall Theatre Box Office or ordered over the phone (503-883-2292) with a credit or debit card. Located inside Ford Hall, the box office is open Tuesday through Friday from 3 to 5 p.m., and until 8 p.m. on performance days. The box office will also be open Saturday, Nov. 7, and Saturday, Nov. 14, from 3 to 8 p.m., and from noon until 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 8. The box office is closed on Mondays.

Tickets are $9 for full price; $7 for non-Linfield students and seniors (62+), Linfield faculty and staff; and $5 for Linfield students. A $2 discount for all tickets will mark opening night. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, Oct. 27. The Marshall Theatre is fully accessibly. Contact the box office directly (503-883-2292) if accessible seating is required.

For more information about the production, contact Gupton at 503-883-2293,