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St. Norbert College theatre program to present " The Love of the Nightingale"

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From St. Norbert College, March 29, 2012
by Chris Swietlik,, (920) 403-3089

The St. Norbert College theatre program will present "The Love of the Nightingale" by Timberlake Wertenbaker, starting Friday, April 13, and running through Saturday, April 21, 2012, in the Webb Theatre, Abbot Pennings Hall of Fine Arts on the St. Norbert College campus.

All shows will be held at 7:30 p.m. with the exception of April 15, when a 2 p.m. matinee will be presented, to be followed by a discussion with the cast.

In this modern treatment of the Philomele myth, war hero Tereus takes his Athenian wife, Procne, to live in Thrace. She becomes lonely and begs him to bring her younger sister, Philomele, from Athens to be her companion. During the arduous return journey, Tereus brutalizes Phiomele. Despite Tereus's claim to Procne that Philomele dies at sea, the two sisters are finally reunited, Philomele reveals her horrific ordeal, and they exact their revenge.

Stephen Rupsch, assistant professor of theatre studies and director of theatre, will direct the production, and scenography will be handled by April Beiswenger, assistant professor of theatre studies. Theatre studies major Elizabeth Jolly (Abrams, Wis.) will design costumes.

The cast includes Sophie Ahlberg (Jothemburg, Sweden), Shaina Beckers (Green Bay, Wis.), Andrea Fietzer (Neenah, Wis.), Kevin Gonring (Whitefish Bay, Wis.), Anthony Lio (Mount Prospect, Ill.), Joe Lyons (New Berlin, Wis.), Colin Mayo (Green Bay, Wis.), Alex Pajor (Glen Ellyn, Ill.), Ryan Penkal (Germantown, Wis.), Sarah Schlicter (Ripon, Wis.), Kelsey Smith (Green Bay, Wis.), Jacob Temple (Keota, Iowa), Stefanie Trinkl (Wausau, Wis.), Clara Wendland (Sturgeon Bay, Wis.), and Elisabeth Will (Southland, Texas).

Tickets are on sale now. Advance prices are $10 and $8 for adults and $4 for students, or $12 and $10 for adults and $6 for students at the box office on the day of the performance. St. Norbert College students' tickets are $4 in advance and $6 the day of the show. Please note: This play contains adult content and language depicting acts of violence.

For more information, contact the St. Norbert College ticket office at (920) 403-3950, or visit

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