Huntington, Ind.—Huntington College Theatre and Student Activities Board will present “The Taffetas,” from February 8 through 11, with performances beginning at 8 p.m. nightly. The “dessert theatre” will be presented at Norm’s Place on the second floor of the Huntington Union Building (HUB).
Tickets are $6 for the general public, $5 for students and seniors. The ticket price includes cheesecake and coffee, tea or punch. Tickets are available from the Merillat Centre for the Arts Box Office. For reservations or further information, call (260) 359-4261. Public parking for the show also will be available at the Merillat Centre.
“The Taffetas is the story of a 1950's all-girl singing group who take us through the fabulous 50's in a musical review,” explains director Paula Trimpey, who joined the theatre faculty at Huntington College last fall. “They have been invited to host a television show called Spotlight On Music. We’ll enjoy their performance in our own coffeehouse atmosphere at the HUB.”
“The show has a 1950's Valentine's Day theme and I would like to encourage anyone who comes to pull out their old poodle skirts and leather jackets and dress for this occasion,” Trimpey adds.
Trimpey has a master’s degree in fine arts from Wayne State University, a bachelor of arts in theatre from Messiah College, and is currently working on a master’s degree in religion through Concordia Theological Seminary. Trimpey taught theatre for eight years at Dixie College in Utah, and prior to that was the Costume Shop Manager at Pomona College in California. She enjoys spending her summers as a Cutter/Draper for the Utah Shakespearean Festival in Cedar City, Utah, which recently won a Tony Award as the best regional theatre in the country.
The cast includes:
Jessica Abbott, a sophomore from Roanoke, Indiana, pursuing a degree in elementary education.
Leah Coon, a sophomore from Sand Creek, Michigan, pursuing a degree in mathematics education.
Katie Harner, a junior from Rockford, Michigan, pursuing a degree in theatre arts.
Aubrey Kocan, a sophomore from Perkasie, Pennsylvania, pursuing a degree in elementary education.
Theatre performance and theatre design/technology are among nearly 50 academic concentrations available at Huntington College. Founded in 1897, the Christian liberal arts college is located near the intersection of US 24 and Guilford Street in Huntington, Indiana.
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