U-Idaho Theater Offers Two Evenings of Entertainment Before Upcoming Tour

Thursday, February 7 2013


MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho Department of Theatre Arts is packing up for a road trip later this month.

The department’s fall production, “Welcome Home, Jenny Sutter” by Julie Marie Myatt, has been invited to compete at the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival. The set, cast and crew will travel to the festival held in Sacramento, Calif., Feb. 18-22.

The play was one of 173 plays submitted to the competition from 51 institutions in the Northwest. Only four were selected for presentation during the festival.

In addition, over 20 more students, who have been recognized for their individual work in theater over the past year, will be traveling to participate in the festival.

To offer the community a glimpse of the University of Idaho performances at the festival, and to help cover the cost of students’ participation, the theater department will present two special theatrical events.

On Friday, Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m., there will be a benefit performance of “Welcome Home, Jenny Sutter” in the Hartung Theatre. Proceeds will help cover the cost of students’ festival participation. Tickets are available at the door for $15 general admission and $10 for U-Idaho faculty and staff. Admission for Veterans and U-Idaho students is free.

The theater department is also offering free childcare for ages 4-12 the night of the benefit. If interested, please RSVP to garc2974@vandals.uidaho.edu. Drop-offs are also welcome.

On Thursday, Feb. 14, an Audition Showcase will feature brief scenes and monologues from University of Idaho’s Irene Ryan nominated actors. Nominees have the opportunity to compete in the Irene Ryan auditions at the regional festival. Finalists are then selected to participate in the national festival at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. The showcase will take place in the Arena Theatre in Shoup Hall on the Moscow campus at 4:30 p.m. Admission is free.
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