Peru Theatre Company to present Two 2-Handers: A Staged Reading Series

Peru Theatre Company to present Two 2-Handers: A Staged Reading Series

For Immediate Release
October 18, 2019
Contact: Jason Hogue, Director of Marketing and Communications, 402-872-2429

Peru, Nebraska – The Peru Theatre Company will present “Two 2-Handers: A Staged Reading Series” in four performances from Wednesday, October 16, to Sunday, October 20. The performances encompass two student-directed shows, “I and You” and  “Gruesome Playground Injuries.”

Amelia Roth (Crete, NE) directs Lauren Gunderson’s “I and You.” Kaity Baker (Weeping Water, NE) directs Rajiv Joseph’s “Gruesome Playground Injuries.”

General admission is $20, and $10 for seniors and students. Admission is free for Peru State College faculty, staff and students.

Showtimes:

Wednesday, October 16 at 6 p.m. I and You
Thursday, October 17 at 5:30 p.m. Gruesome Playground Injuries & I and You
Friday, October 18 at 7:30 p.m. Gruesome Playground Injuries
Sunday, October 20 at 6 p.m. Gruesome Playground Injuries & I and You

Two 2-Handers will open the Company’s 2019-2020 season, entitled “Bodies & Souls.”

Laura Lippman, the assistant professor of theatre at Peru State said, “Each production uniquely explores the ephemeral, the immortal and the space in between. Both “I and You” and “Gruesome Playground Injuries” feature two characters navigating those themes – as well as each other – in humorous and heartfelt ways.”

“We hope you will engage your imagination as you hear their stories.”

The Peru Theatre Company meets every other Tuesday in the Jindra Black Box Theater, while improv is held every Monday. If you would like to learn more about Peru State’s Theatre program, contact Professor Laura Lippman at llippman@peru.edu

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Quentin Victor contributed to this release.