Lab Theatre to Present Into an Unlulled Sleep

February 16, 2007 

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - Illinois Wesleyan University's School of Theatre Arts is proud to announce its first lab show of 2007, Into an Unlulled Sleep, to be presented on Feb. 27 through March 3 at 8 p.m.  All performances will take place in the E. Melba Johnson Kirkpatrick Laboratory Theatre.  The show will take place in three parts and is expected to run approximately four hours.

Tickets are $1 for students with a valid IWU ID and $2 for general admission.  Tickets are available starting Feb. 19 through the McPherson Theatre box office at (309) 556-3232.  (Some scenes may be offensive to some people and inappropriate for children.)

Written collaboratively by student Nolan Kennedy and director Sven Miller, the play is a charged experience of American oppression, exploitation and injustice, with an eye to the Bloomington-Normal community.  Cast members spent time at area soup kitchens to understand the experiences of being in a different social class.  In addition to the student actors, the performance will also feature clients of the homeless shelters, Home Sweet Home and Safe Harbor in Bloomington, who will give their own accounts of exploitation.

Drawing from the theatrical styles of Heiner Muller and Pina Bausch, the physical and atypically blunt performance style sets the production apart as not only questioning the mechanics of society, but the mechanics of the theatre itself.

For additional information, please contact the School of Theatre Arts at (309) 556-3195.

Contact: Amanda ReCupido, (309) 556-3181