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News Release
 
10/17/12

Peru Theatre Co. to present EAT (It’s Not About Food) Nov. 1-4

 

(Peru, Neb.) The Peru Theatre Company’s first main stage production of the academic year, EAT (It’s Not About Food) by Linda Daugherty, will premier Thursday, Nov. 1 and run through Monday, Nov. 4 at the Peru State College (PSC) Theatre.

Please note that this production may not be appropriate for young children. Parental discretion is advised. Ticket prices are $10 for general admission and $5 for senior citizens (55+) and children. There is no admission charge for Peru State students, faculty and staff with their campus ID. Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time. Show times are:

Thursday, Nov. 1 - 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 2 - 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 3 - 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 4 – 2:00 p.m.

The critically acclaimed script EAT (It’s Not About Food) dramatizes the dangerous and baffling world of eating disorders in girls and boys. Candidly exploring causes and warning signs, the play takes a hard look at the influences of society and the media and tells individual stories of young people struggling with this epidemic and too often tragic problem.

According to Dr. Stephanie Setliff, medical director at the Center for Pediatric Eating Disorders at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, “EAT illuminates the struggle of those who suffer and of those who love them. I’ve encouraged my former patients and their families and friends to take this hour-long journey knowing they will leave with hope and an inspiration to spread the word about eating disorders. Linda Daugherty is saving lives with her brilliant work.” 

Assistant Professor of Communication Arts and Director of Theatre Josh Young said, “We chose to broach this topic because body image issues are rampant on college and university campuses worldwide, and ours is no different. We have many students who deal with these problems and it should be a campus-wide conversation. On the heels of our public screening of HBO’s Weight of the Nation documentary, I strongly encourage students and community members to attend this powerful, moving and educational performance.”

Future performances by the Peru Theatre Company include Mr. Marmalade by Noah Haidle March 21-24 and a devised piece of Theatre for Young People April 18-21.

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