McPherson Theatre to Feature Midwestern Debut of Blown Youth
Sept. 18, 2015
BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— The Illinois Wesleyan University School of Theatre Arts will present
the Midwest debut of Dipika Guha’s play Blown Youth. Performances will take place from Oct. 6-10 at 8 p.m., and a matinee performance
Oct. 11 at 2 p.m. All performances will take place at the McPherson Theatre (2 Ames
Plaza East, Bloomington).
Blown Youth offers a twist on the classic Shakespearian drama, Hamlet, by putting a woman at the center of the world. The main character, Celia, and her
friends attempt to create a perfect community of young women, yet their utopian vision
soon starts to fray as the women’s bonds of friendship unravel.
Professor of Theatre Arts Nancy Loitz will direct the production, and cast members
include: Anna Sciaccotta (Celia), Brooke Teweles (Anne), Ogechi “Melissa” Iheakam
(Jo), Cassondra Takas (Shia), Erica Werner (Ray), Elizabeth Ferris (Margaret) and
Maggie Patchett (Audre).
Tickets are available at the McPherson Theatre Box Office at (309) 556-3232. General
Admission tickets are $10 for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday. Tickets for
Friday and Saturday cost $12. Admission for students and faculty with a school ID
is $2 for all showings. For additional information, please contact the McPherson Box
Office at (309) 556-3232 or visit the School of Theatre Arts website at www.iwu.edu/theatre/season.
By Matt Borse ’16