Date: April 14, 2009
Contact: Carol Connelly, Director,
Media & Communication Services, ext. 5267, firstname.lastname@example.org
PNC Reader's Theatre Presents “It's All About Time”
WESTVILLE – Purdue University North Central students will present “It's All About Time,” a thought-provoking, but lighthearted look at days and years of our lives the timeline we amass as we age, on Monday, April 20 at 11:30 a.m. and Sunday, April 26 at 2:30 p.m. in the Library-Student-Faculty Building Assembly Hall, Room 02. The program is free and open to the public. It will last about one hour.
The Potpourri of Literature program is presented by students in the Communication 240 class, Introduction to Oral Interpretation. The class focuses on the performance of all genres of literature before an audience. Based on the traditions of Reader's Theatre, the Potpourri of Literature features "readers" with a book or script present. Selections are performed in a presentational style in an environment that does not pretend to be anything other than a performance space. The program features a theme and examples of literature supporting it.
“It's All About Time” presents an original script written and edited by Dr. Daniel Padberg, associate professor of Communication, who teaches the Communication 240 class. Readings will examine our lives from birth, childhood and the teenage years to adulthood, marriage, children and eventually old age. Some passages will evoke laughter, others will cause us to stop and think. Performers assume a variety of personas depending on the selection. The Reader's Theatre has been a fixture at PNC since 1989 as a result of a classroom activity.
Participating students are Andrew Allen, Michigan City, Communication major; Brianna Armato, Long Beach, Communication major; Jason Armstrong, Chesterton, Communication major; Thomas Emerson, Gary, Communication major; Stephanie Galloway, Hebron, Communication major; Emily Hauber, Michigan City, Communication major; Jennifer Hayman, Michigan City, Communication and English majors; Natalie Klobuchar, Valparaiso, Communication major; Amber Maxson, LaPorte, Behavioral Science major; Derek Myers, North Judson, Business major; Adam Sheets, Hebron, Communication major; Lacie Sosinski, LaPorte, Business major; Alex Taylor, Kingsford Heights, Liberal Studies major; Jack Wallace, Westville, Behavioral Science major; Kylie Werno, Valparaiso, Communication major and Fawn Wright, Portage, Communication major. Padberg is director.
To obtain further information, contact Padberg at 219-785-5200, ext. 5384. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Padberg.