Spring Lab Theatre Production: Float
March 6, 2015
BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— The bonds of five small-town women are tested as they grapple with
religion, secrets and the building of a float for the annual holiday parade in Illinois
Wesleyan University’s March 19-21 lab theatre production of Float.
Written by Chicago-based playwright and actress Patricia Kane, Float received three Joseph Jefferson Award nominations including “Best New Work.” Emotionally
rich and funny, Float is directed by Hannah Dhue ’15.
An English-writing and theatre arts double major, Dhue said she wanted to direct the play after she read it the
first time. She said IWU’s student directing program is “a collaborative process where
you have all these passionate students who get to help each other do what they love
The cast includes: Alexa Eldridge ’16 (Doodee); Selena Greising ’16 (Luce); Halimah
Nurullah ’15 (Char); Kelsey VonderHaar ’15 (Arletta); and LeeAnna Studt ’17 (Marty).
The crew includes: stage manager Lela Clark ’17; assistant stage manager Jamie Kreppein
’18; scenic designer Paige Kinnamon ’15; costume designer Connor O. Speck ’17; lighting
designer Kelcie Mortell ’15; sound designer Ryan Fisher ’17; and props manager Alec
Performances will be held at 8 p.m. each evening at the E. Melba Johnson Kirkpatrick
Laboratory Theatre. Tickets are $3 for general admission and seniors, and $2 for students
with a valid ID. Tickets are available the week of the performance at the McPherson
Theatre Box Office, 309-556-3232.