A True Performer: Olympian, U-Idaho grad Angela Whyte joins cast in satirical comedy

Wednesday, September 19 2012


MOSCOW, Idaho — For Angela Whyte, track and field is an individual’s sport. The benefits of working hard are reaped by the athlete, she said, and a lot of the motivation comes from within.
 
Whyte’s level of motivation is apparent in her resume — a long list of accomplishments including ranking sixth in 100-meter hurdles at the 2004 Summer Olympics, the first of three Olympic competitions in which she has competed. She also holds 13 track and field records at the University of Idaho and is an all-time top point scorer.
 
For an athlete who has long relied on herself to accomplish goals, she is now venturing into her first team event — U-Idaho theatre.
 
Whyte is taking on three roles in the department of theatre arts’ upcoming production of Anton in Show Business by Jane Martin.
 
Though less physically  demanding, Whyte said rehearsals are similar to training for a track competition. Being
part of a talented cast she doesn’t want to disappoint, she said the pressure is there.
 
“Performing is performing, whether it’s on the track or on stage,” she said.
 
Anton in Show Business follows three young actresses as they pursue their dreams when cast in Anton Chekhov’s
The Three Sisters. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27-29 and Oct. 4-6 with Sunday matinees 2 p.m.
Sept. 30 and Oct. 7. All performances are held in the U-Idaho Hartung Theater on the corner of Sixth Street
and Stadium Drive.
 
Read more at http://www.uidaho.edu/class/theatre/features/anton-in-show-business.

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