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News Release
 
09/24/10

Peru Theatre Co. to Present Marcus is Walking: Scenes from the Road Sept. 30 – Oct. 3

 

(Peru, Neb.) Peru State College (PSC) President Dr. Dan Hanson today announced that the college has enrolled the largest freshman class in its 143-year history and is nearing capacity in its residence halls.

PSC’s total number of freshmen currently stands at 249 - an almost 8 percent increase over this time one year ago. The total number of on-campus students has risen to 972, a 2.75 percent increase since 2009. New graduate student enrollments are up 30 percent.

PSC is also posting an unprecedented increase in out-of-state freshmen enrollment with a 50 percent increase over 2009. The colleg(Peru, Neb.) The Peru Theatre Company, in conjunction with Peru State College’s (PSC) Homecoming, will present four separate performances of Marcus is Walking: Scenes from the Road by Joan Ackermann Thursday, Sept. 30 through Sunday, Oct. 3.

The performances will be held at the College Theatre, located at the south end of Hoyt Science Hall. Show times are:
Thursday, Sept. 30 – 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 1 – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 2 – 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 3 – 2 p.m.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time. General admission is $10. Admission for senior citizens and children (12 and under) is $5. PSC students are admitted free. Those who attend the PSC vs. Tabor College football game in the Oak Bowl at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2 and bring the game program will be admitted free of charge at the 7:30 p.m. show that evening.

Marcus is Walking: Scenes from the Road is a comedic drama about the great American pastime of automobile travel. The play explores the associated emotional landscapes, habits, rituals and relationships. More than 30 PSC students are involved in the production from serving as stage hands to acting in starring roles. The play is directed by PSC English and Speech Instructor Joshua Young.

For more information about the performances, contact Young at 402-872-2285 or jyoung@peru.edu.