School of Theatre Arts Presents F2M

PosterMay 16, 2014 

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.—The Illinois Wesleyan School of Theatre Arts will present F2M, written by actress and playwright Patricia Wettig, May 22-24.

F2M is about a transgender man in his freshman year of college named Parker, and both the emotional and comedic conflicts that occur when his parents unexpectedly visit him during Parents' Weekend. The play shows Parker's journey to self-discovery and his learning to stand up for himself against his parents, who struggle to accept the choices of their child.

"F2M tells a story about finding your true self and I think that's something we're all striving towards," aid Adam Walleser '14, director. "You have to be the leader of your own journey, take ownership for your feelings and not let what other people think change the way you live your life."

A music theatre major, Walleser also enjoys the challenge of preparing a theatre piece in the limited amount of time that May Term offers. "It is a very short and tense rehearsal process, but with that you also have the opportunity to commit all of your time to your craft and to telling a story," said Walleser.

Performances will take place Thursday, May 22 through Saturday, May 24 at 8 p.m. in the E. Melba Johnson Kirkpatrick Laboratory Theatre on campus. Tickets for F2M are $3 for general admission and seniors, and $2 for students with a valid school ID. Tickets are available for purchase at the McPherson Theatre Box Office. Hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

For additional information or to reserve tickets, contact the McPherson Theatre Box Office at (309) 556-3232 or visit the School of Theatre Arts Box Office.

Cast Members: LeeAnna Studt '17 (Parker), Kelsey VonderHaar '15 (Lucy), Elizabeth Ferris '17 (Linda Lou), Evan Rumler '17 (Clarence), Andrea Cain '14 (Ali) and Ian Stewart '15 (Shelton).

Contact: Danielle Kamp, (309) 556-3181, univcomm@iwu.edu