The Man Who

The patient, played by Chris Olmstead '09 (right) talks with "Dr. Sacks," played by exchange student Alejandro Postigo.

The Man Who to Appear at IWU

September 10, 2007

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Illinois Wesleyan University’s Theatre Department announces its first show of the 2007-2008 academic year, The Man Who, to be presented on Thursday Sept. 20 through Saturday Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. All performances will take place in the E. Melba Johnson Kirkpatrick Laboratory Theatre (304 E. Graham St., Bloomington).

Directed by senior theatre arts major, Rebecca Segal, the play is an innovative twist on the complexities of the human mind. Writer Peter Brook took Dr. Oliver Sacks’ book of neurological studies, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, as inspiration for his play. Based on Sack’s case studies of neurologically impaired patients, The Man Who, is a theatrical piece exploring the nature of the human mind and the consequences of abnormal brain function.  By juxtaposing a doctor’s office with a psychiatric ward, the play reveals the lives of those suffering from the most severe to the most manageable neurological disorders in a production that is said by critics, to leave a lasting impression.

Available through the McPherson Theatre box office, tickets are $2 for general admission and $1 for students. For more information, or to order tickets beginning September 17, contact the McPherson box office at (309) 556-3232. 

Contact: Kimberly Stabosz, (309) 556-3181