Huntington University to present 'As It Is in Heaven'

Huntington, Ind.—The Huntington University Theatre Company will present “As It Is in Heaven” at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 18-19 and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 20 in the Studio Theatre of the Merillat Centre for the Arts.

“As It Is in Heaven” is “a moving portrayal of upheaval caused when the utopian existence of the 1830s Shaker community in Kentucky is threatened by the arrival of ‘newcomers’ claiming to see angels... powerful and insightful... a thought-provoking piece, the message being that often we need not look as far as heaven to see angels here on earth...,” says the Lexington Herald-Leader.

Izzy (Samantha Freeman) announces the birth of new kittens to her Shaker sisters, (left to right) Polly (Courtney Swenson), Rachel (Lindsay Hoops) and Betsy (Mary Russell).

Tickets are $12 for general admission, $10 for students and seniors, $6 for children 13 and younger, $5 for Huntington University students, and $9 for Huntington University faculty and staff. For tickets or more information, call the Merillat Centre for the Arts Box Office at (260) 359-4261.


Peggy: Cassie Mansheim, a sophomore pre-med major from Burnsville, Minn.

Phebe: Teresa Bower of Fort Wayne, Ind.

Rachel: Lindsay Hoops, a sophomore nursing major from Auburn, Ind.

Izzy: Samantha Freeman, a sophomore theatre performance major from Portland, Ind.

Betsey: Mary Russell, a sophomore theatre performance major from Columbia, Mo.

Hannah: Meghan McClaine, a senior theatre education major from Greencastle, Ind.

Polly: Courtney Swenson, a sophomore theatre performance from Landenberg, Pa.

Fanny: Deanna Repic, a senior theatre performance major from Aliquippa, Penn.

Jane: Abi Allwein, a senior theatre performance major from Fort Wayne, Ind.


Director: Robin Higgenbotham, guest artist

Stage manager: Matthias Austin, a junior theatre performance major from Wheaton, Ill.

Assistant stage manager: Nathan Capriglione, a junior theatre design major from Auburn, Ind.

Scenic designer: Andrew Edmonds, a junior theatre design and technology major from Beloit, Wis.

Lighting designer: Jon Huffman, a senior theatre major from Traverse City, Mich.

Sound designer: Ryan Arent, a sophomore theatre design and technology major from Grand Rapids, Mich.

Costume designer: Rebekah Posegate, a senior theatre education major from Lake Villa, Ill.

Props mistress: Bethany Edlund, a sophomore theatre performance major from Roanoke, Ind.

Hair/make-up designer: Alicia Bonham, a junior theatre education major from Upland, Ind.

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Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).  


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