Laboratory Theatre Production at IWU

May 3, 2005

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - Illinois Wesleyan University's School of Theatre Arts will present its last Laboratory Theatre production of the 2004-05 season, The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek, from May 19-22 in the E. Melba Johnson Kirkpatrick Laboratory Theatre (304 E. Graham St., Bloomington).

The play is directed by senior music theatre major Jane E. Wallace.

The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek, written by American dramatist Naomi Wallace, is set in the 1930s. The play centers on the story of two teenagers, Dalton and Pace, who play a game where they stand on a railroad bridge trestle over a creek, and run whenever they hear a train approaching. This gives them only enough time to get to the other side of the tracks before a train might strike them. The play examines the role between parents and children, and critics have said that it “ultimately has much to say about contemporary parents and children.”

Performances will be at 8 p.m. on Thursday through Saturday, May 19-21, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 22. Tickets are $2 for general admission and $1 for students with a valid ID, and can be purchased by calling the McPherson Theatre Box Office at (309) 556-3232. For additional information, contact the McPherson Theatre Publicity Office at (309) 556-3442.

The cast and crew include the following:

Katy Benjamin Pace
W. Patrick Dunham Chas
Peter Durkin Dalton
Matt Erickson Dre
Rachel Price Gin
Michael Black Technical Director
Robert Carroll Lighting Designer
Timothy Dunn Sound Designer
Megan Henderson Scenic Designer
Clara Hirsh Properties Master
Emi Mastey Costume Designer
Lindsey Vrab Stage Manager
Jane E. Wallace Director

Contact: Leslie Boelter (309) 556-3181