Play: A Shayna Maidel
Sisters Luisa (Amy Stockhaus '13, left) and Rose (Annie Simpson '13) celebrate their
reunion, after being separated during WWII, with a "picnic" in the living room.
Sept. 24, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Illinois Wesleyan University's School of Theatre Arts' play A Shayna Maidel, by Barbara Lebow, will open at the McPherson Theatre (2 Ames Plaza E. Bloomington)
on Oct. 2 at 8:00 p.m. The show will run from Tuesday Oct. 2 to Saturday Oct. 6 at
8 p.m. and on Sunday Oct. 7 at 2:00 p.m.
Individual tickets will cost $10 through Tuesday to Thursday and Sunday and $12 for
shows on Friday and Saturday. Senior citizens receive a $1 discount off the general
admission price and students may purchase tickets for $2 with a valid Illinois Wesleyan
The play was written in 1985 but is set in 1946, it follows the story of two sisters,
separated at an early age, with extremely different backgrounds and experiences, who
are reunited after more than a decade apart.
The production is directed by Professor of Theatre Arts Nancy B. Loitz, with set design
by Director of the School of Theatre Arts and Professor of Theatre Arts, Curtis C.
Trout, costume design by Zachary Wagner, lighting design by Stephen Sakowski, sound
design by Toby Algya and Stage Management by Morgan Latiolais
Cast Members include Annie Simpson (Rose Weiss, Daughter), Ian Scarlato (Mordechai
Weiss), Amy Stockhaus (Lusia Weiss Pechenik), Sarah Menke (Hana), Allyce Torres (Mama),
Allyce Torres (Midwife), Sarah Menke (Mother), Ben Mulgrew (Man).
For additional information or to reserve tickets, contact the box office at (309)
556-3232 or visit www.iwu.edu/theatre.
Contact: Mallika Kavadi'15 (309) 556-3181, firstname.lastname@example.org