Ivy Tech production of ‘Oleanna’ kicks off theatre season

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August 20, 2013

Ivy Tech production of ‘Oleanna’ kicks off theatre season

Tickets are now available for Ivy Tech’s fall and spring 2014 student theatre productions at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center. Reserve tickets now for ‘Oleanna’, by David Mamet, directed by Jeffery Allen, August 23 and August 24 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets available at www.bctboxoffice.com.

The following two Ivy Tech Student Productions in the 2013-14 Season include ‘No Exit’ by Jean-Paul Sartre, directed by Paul Daily, October 25 – November 2 and ‘Macbeth’ by William Shakespeare, directed by Jeffery Allen, April 11 – 19, 2014.

“Our season is designed to go hand-in-hand with Ivy Tech’s new acting classes,” Paul Daily, Artistic Director of the Ivy Tech Waldron said. “Theatre classes and student productions offer students a wide range of opportunities including seeing experienced actors in the upcoming ‘Oleanna’, along with the chance to tackle Shakespeare with ‘Macbeth.’ The fall production of ‘No Exit’ aims to introduce students to existentialism.”

Former Ivy Tech student actors Billy Gilliam and Heidi Mikac performed in three of Ivy Tech’s productions during the 2012-13 Season, and both graduated in May 2013. Gilliam started out as the one-dimensional Henchman in ‘Waiting for Lefty,’ moved up to the Trucker for ‘The Rimers of Eldrich,’ and then landed the role of Father in ‘The Giver.’

“When I’m in the Rose Firebay and sharing that space with my fellow actors, there isn’t any place else I’d want to be,” Billy Gilliam, Ivy Tech alumnus, and military veteran said. “My experience in ‘The Giver’ was the best one of the Ivy Tech student productions I’ve been in.”

“I can’t begin to tell you how much I love performing in Ivy Tech plays,” Heidi Mikac, Ivy Tech alumna said. “The plays Ivy Tech does are so unique. I had never heard of ‘Waiting for Lefty’ or ‘The Rimers of Eldritch’ before auditioning and I am so honored that I got to be a part of both of them.”

Ivy Tech Student Productions tickets are available for purchase at the Buskirk-Chumley box office, or by visiting www.bctboxoffice.com/. Tickets are $15/general admission and $5/students and seniors. For a full list of productions held at the Ivy Tech Waldron, visit www.ivytech.edu/waldron.

About Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center

The Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center houses a unique blend of artists, performers, and educators. Visitors can take art classes, enjoy performances, or browse six gallery spaces in Bloomington’s recently-voted “best art gallery” by The-Herald-Times’ Reader’s Choice Awards. For more information, visit www.ivytech.edu/waldron. Art classes are offered through Ivy Tech’s Center for Lifelong Learning at www.ivytech.edu/cll or through Ivy Tech’s Associate of Fine Arts degree program.

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College (www.ivytech.edu) is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

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