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posted on 10/14/11
Columbian Players Usher in Fall with "You Can't Take It with You"
The Saint Joseph's College Columbian Players will be presenting their fall play, "You Can't Take It with You." The play will run October 20, 21, and 22 at 7:30 pm CDT in the Evans Arts and Science Building Theatre. Admission is $5.00, and SJC students, faculty, staff, and all others with a courtesy card are admitted for free.
"This is one of the classic comedies in American theatre," said director and professor of Communication and Theatre Arts John Rahe. "Its message - that there is more to living a good life than working at something you don't enjoy - is still a good message 75 years after the play was written. We have a young and talented cast that is working hard to make this a memorable show."
"You Can't Take It with You" takes place during the height of the Great Depression in the home of Martin Vanderhof, a man who went to work at his successful business one day and just decided to walk away from it and enjoy life on his own terms. Written by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, the play garnered its authors a Pulitzer Prize. It debuted in 1936; it has enjoyed several successful Broadway revivals and was the basis for the 1938 Academy Award-winning film directed by Frank Capra.
Starring in the play are: senior Elementary Education major Chantel Johnson of St. Anne, Ill. as Reba; freshman A.J. Frigo of Monon, Ind. as Paul; senior English Literature major Meigan Rennels of Bloomington, Ill. as Gay Wellington; sophomore Criminal Justice and Music major Harrison Beeson of Kenosha, Wis. as Tony Kirby; freshman Theatre Arts major Samantha Schroeder of Indianapolis, Ind. as Alice; freshman Theatre Arts major Karolyn Williams of Indianapolis, Ind. as Essie; junior Theatre Arts and English-Creative Writing major Olivia Markwalder of Rensselaer, Ind. as Penny; freshman English major Patrick Fisher of Naples, Fla. as Mr. Kirby; junior Wildlife Ecology major Alan Austin of Greenville, Ind. as Jim; sophomore Computer Science major Erik Benson of Hammond, Ind. as The Man; sophomore Religion and Philosophy major Mike Sosnowski of Madison, Ind. as Mr. Henderson; junior Biology major Ken Scofield of Demotte, Ind. as Mac; freshman Nursing major Megan Hetzel of Valparaiso, Ind. as Duchess Olga Katrina; freshman Biology major Zachary King of Fountain City, Ind. as Mr. DePinna; junior Biology-Chemistry major Joseph Karpiak of Lemont, Ill. as Martin Vanderhof; sophomore Mass Communication major Alycia Tassone of Demotte, Ind. as Mrs. Kirby; senior Mass Communication and Theatre Arts major Sean Warren of Demotte, Ind. as Boris Kolenkhov; senior Criminal Justice and Political Science major Darius Bates-Gentry of Chicago, Ill as Donald; and freshman Theatre Arts major Mark Rouse of Remington, Ind. as Ed.
Sophomore Theatre Arts major Zach Conrad of Carmel, Ind. will serve as the stage manager with junior Biology major Amanda Rousseau of Rensselaer, Ind. as the assistant stage manager.
For more information, contact John Rahe at 219.866.6318 or email@example.com.
Saint Joseph's College, named a "character-building college" by the Templeton Foundation and a "best Midwestern college" by the Princeton Review, is a four-year, Catholic college offering 26 majors, 4 group majors, 28 minors, and 9 pre-professional programs, complemented by the nationally acclaimed Core Program. Founded and sponsored by the Missionaries of the Precious Blood, SJC is located in Rensselaer, Indiana, approximately 90 minutes from both Chicago and Indianapolis, on a park-like campus of 180 acres and has an enrollment of more than 1,000 students.
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