Nancy Sultan

Nancy Sultan

IWU Professor’s Work Selected for Annual 10-Minute Play Festival

April 25, 2007

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – An original play written by Illinois Wesleyan University Professor of Greek and Roman Studies Nancy Sultan has been selected to be produced at Heartland Theatre in Normal as a part of their annual 10-Minute Play Festival.

Sultan’s work, titled Pas de Deux, is one of eight finalists chosen from 165 submissions through three phases of blind judging, the last of which was judged by a published New York playwright.  The theme for this year’s festival is “One Shoe.”

Pas de Deux is about the life of a homeless couple and how it is transformed into a wonderful fantasy world when the wife finds a discarded shoe.  The performances of the piece will be at the festival, which will run through the weekends of May 31- June 17. 

Heartland Theatre Company Artistic Director Mike Dobbins will select directors for each play and hold auditions in early May.  For audition information, ticket information or performance times, visit

Heartland Theatre Company was founded in 1986 by Phillip Shaw, Carol Reitan and Rita Kohn and currently is located at the Normal Community Activity Center at One Normal Plaza, Normal, Ill.

For additional information, contact the Office of University Communications at Illinois Wesleyan at (309) 556-3181.

Contact: Meg Dubuque, (309) 556-3181