Election Day Poster
Lab Theatre to Feature Election Day

Oct. 18, 2011       

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. –  The Illinois Wesleyan University School of Theatre Arts will present Josh Tobiessen’s Election Day Thursday, Oct. 20 through Saturday, Oct. 22 at 8 p.m. in the E. Melba Johnson Kirkpatrick Laboratory Theatre (304 E. Graham St., Bloomington).

Tickets for Election Day are available for purchase at the McPherson Theatre Box Office.  General admission and senior ticket prices are $3.  Student tickets are $2 with a valid school ID.  Due to the use of strong language, the play is recommended for mature audiences.

Election Day portrays the story of Adam, a young man whose political enthusiast girlfriend, Brenda, is struggling to convince him to fulfill his civic duty by voting; Cleo, his sex-starved sister who associates with eco-terrorist Edmund; and of course, the mayoral nominee himself, Jerry Clark.  Election Day not only questions the credibility and candidness of political platforms, but of personal ones as well. 

Director Allison Sutton, a senior theatre arts major, hopes that audiences will see in this play the extent to which Americans, regardless of party affiliation, are willing to go for that ultimate vote.

For additional information or to reserve tickets, contact the box office at (309) 556-3232.

Cast Members: Jenna Haimes (Brenda), Josh Levinson (Edmund), Caitlin Borek (Cleo), Adam Walleser (Adam), Isaac Sherman (Jerry Clark)

Production Team:
Allison Sutton (Director), Morgan Latiolais (Stage Manager), Amanda Vandermeer (Assistant Stage Manager), Tristan Meredith (Scene Designer), Becca Lydon (Costume Designer), Matt Hohmann (Lighting Designer)

Contact: Sylvia Zukowski ’12, (309) 556-3181, univcomm@iwu.edu