Huntington theatre presents “A Shayna Maidel”

FOR RELEASE
2003-01-21
Huntington, Ind.— The Huntington College theatre department will present a dramatic performance entitled A Shayna Maidel, running January 30 – February 1, 2003. The performance, which portrays a Jewish family after the Holocaust, will begin each night at 9 p.m. in the Merillat Centre for the Arts. All seats are general admission and available at the door for $2.

The story takes place in 1946 in a stylish Manhattan apartment of Rose Weiss. Rose, born in Poland and now in her 20’s, came to the United States with her father at the age of four, and is now completely “Americanized.” Her father awaits the arrival of his elder daughter, Luisa, who has, at last, found her way to America. Distraught, and concerned that she may never be reunited with her young husband, Luisa embraces a series of memories and fantasies which make real the joys and horrors of her life before the war, from which her father and sister were spared.

The cast and crew for the performance include:

ROSE WEISS – Leah Coon, a senior English Education major from Sand Creek, Mich.
MORDECHAI WEISS - Spencer Owen, a junior Oral Communication major from Rochester, Ill.
LUISA PECHENIK - Sharon Voss, a freshman Theatre-Performance major from Villa Park, Ill.
DUVID PECHENIK - Michael Johnson, a freshman undeclared major from Angola, Ind.
HANNA - Laura Brautigam, a sophomore Theatre-Performance major Westfield, N.Y.
MAMA - Heidi Heisler, a sophomore Music-Performance major from Sheridan, Ill.

Director – Prof. Mike Burnett
Assistant Director - Dan Olson, a sophomore Theatre-Performance major from Shullsburg, Wis.
Stage Manager - Lynette Lambert, a sophomore Theatre-Design major from Bluffton, Ind.
Assistant Stage Manager - Becca Rodgers, a freshman Theatre-Design major from Lacon, Ill.
Sound Design - Justin Geiger, a junior Music Composition major from Huntington, Ind.
Costume Designer - Ashleigh Lewis, a sophomore Theatre-Design major from Bloomington, Ill.
Lighting Designer - Matthew Pillar, a junior Theatre-Design major from Columbus, Ind.
Props Master - Kathy Thorn, a sophomore Theatre-Design major from Columbus, Ohio
Scenic Designer - Josh Scott, a junior Theatre-Design major from Eagle, Wis.
Huntington College is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 60 academic concentrations. US News & World Report ranks Huntington among the Top 10 comprehensive colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington College is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in Huntington, Indiana.

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