Peru Theatre Company

Peru Theatre Company is a 4050 academic club that is open to everyone. Our primary goal is to work together to create original and established works of theatre for the campus community and the community at large. PTC members collaborate on productions as actors, directors, playwrights, designers, stage managers, dramaturgs and more. Members have the opportunity to see theatre across the region, to work with other campus clubs and to participate in workshops with guest theatre artists from around the globe. Club members attend The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival each January, participate in the Research & Creativity Expo in the Spring and find their Peru State family in the theatre.

 

CURRENTLY SHOWING

 

In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), PTC presents a staged reading performance of Natural Shocks by Lauren Gunderson 

Natural Shocks is billed as “A one-woman play inside a tornado. Part confessional, part stand up and part reckoning, the play puts the reality of guns and abuse in America in your very lap.” All shows are presented LIVE and will be LIVE STREAMED in the Performing Arts Center. Covid safety precautions are in effect and masks are required. Discussion following the 5:30 p.m. performance facilitated by Janelle Moore, Project Response and members of the creative team. https://www.peru.edu/saam/ 

Natural Shocks poster

Natural Shocks by Lauren Gunderson
Apr 27, 2021 11:00am & 5:30pm (cst) 

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https://zoom.us/j/91965326814?pwd=WlVPbEM2MlU1K3RlSVVoV1JTRkFEdz09 

Meeting ID: 919 6532 6814
Passcode: 007290

 


 

Peru Theatre Company Presents:

All shows are presented LIVE in the Performing Arts Center, Peru State College
Covid safety precautions are in effect and masks are required.  

Tuesday 4/20 @ 7 pm; Wednesday 4/21 @ 6:30 pm; Thursday 4/22 @ 5:30 pm; Friday 4/23 @ 7:30 pm 

Tickets are FREE for PSC students, staff and faculty; $20 General Admission, $10 seniors and students 

Poster with ticket information

Morbid Curiosities...student directed plays
Featuring:
Mime in a Box by Stephen Bittrich
Directed by: Austin Martin
Lenny...Joslyn Edmond
Harv...Alfie Steele
The Mime...Trey Drake 

Wildwood Park by Doug Wright
Directed by: Trey Drake
Ms. Haviland...Aly Foster
Dr. Simian...Zach Steele

How to be a Widow by Tori Keenan-Zelt
Directed by: Aly Foster
Mirabelle...Joslyn Edmond
Annaleigh...Gretchen Tharp

Stage Manager...Leah Brown
Faculty Advisor...Laura Lippman

 


Tuesday April 27th at 11 am & 5:30 pm
All shows are presented LIVE in the Performing Arts Center, Peru State College 
Covid safety precautions are in effect and masks are required.  

In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month and #metoo, and in response to the recent mass shootings in Atlanta and Boulder, 

Peru Theatre Company presents a staged reading of: Natural Shocks by Lauren Gunderson
Featuring: Joslyn Edmonds
Directed by: Laura Lippman, Assistant Professor of Theatre
Assistant director & Stage directions: Aly Foster

Natural Shocks is part confessional, part stand up, and part reckoning which puts the reality of guns and abuse in America in your very lap.  

Covid safety precautions are in place and masks are required. Discussion following the 5:30 p.m. performance. Tickets are FREE for PSC students, faculty and staff. 

$20 general admission, $10 seniors and students. 

Any questions/clarifications, don’t hesitate to ask.  

 


 

Topdog Underdog posterTopdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks
A virtual staged reading directed by: Laura Lippman
February 26, 27, 28 at 7:30pm

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https://zoom.us/j/99111934934?pwd=NGxqU1dWMFBxT09TSElMeTR2WG8zQT09
Meeting ID: 991 1193 4934
Passcode: 106795

Topdog/Underdog By Suzan-Lori Parks
A virtual staged reading directed by: Laura Lippman 

Featuring:
Panashe Jacha...Lincoln
Kaedyn Campbell...Booth 
Matthew Carter...Stage Directions

Creative team:
Laura Lippman...Director
Leah Brown...Stage Manager
Poster Design...Holly Beenblossom 

Special thanks:
Sasha Dobson, Tristan Halsted, Dr. Paul Hinrichs, Ryan Kathman, Dr. Julie Rae Mollenkamp & Brenda Trail.

Suzan-Lori Parks
Named among Time magazine’s “100 Innovators for the Next Wave,” Suzan-Lori Parks is one of the most acclaimed playwrights in American drama today. She is the first African-American woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize in Drama, is a MacArthur “Genius” Award recipient, and in 2015 was awarded the prestigious Gish Prize for Excellence in the Arts.

Parks’ project 365 Days/365 Plays (where she wrote a play a day for an entire year) was produced in over 700 theaters worldwide, creating one of the largest grassroots collaborations in theater history.

Her other plays include: Topdog/Underdog (2002 Pulitzer Prize winner); The Book of Grace; Unchain My Heart: The Ray Charles Musical; In the Blood (2000 Pulitzer Prize finalist); Venus (1996 OBIE Award); The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World;  Imperceptible Mutabilities in the Third Kingdom (1990 OBIE Award, Best New American Play) ; The America Play and Fucking A.  Her adaptation of The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess won the 2012 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. Her newest plays, Father Comes Home From The Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3)—set during the Civil War—was awarded the Horton Foote Prize, the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama as well as being a 2015 Pulitzer Prize Finalist.

Topdog/Underdog was produced on Broadway by: Carole Shorenstein Hays, Waxman/Williams Entertainment, Bob Boyett, Freddy De Mann, Susan Dietz, Ina Meibach, Scott Nederlander, Ira Pittelman, Hits Magazine, Kelpie Arts, Rick Steiner/Frederic H. Mayerson and The Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival. 

Original New York production by: The Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival, George C. Wolfe, Producer. 

 


 

Peru Theatre Company: Making Art Since 1867

PTC 2020-2021 Board:


President: Halee Jeffries
Vice President: Bridget Dalton
Social Media/Publicity/Marketing: Austin Martin & Alfie Steele
Social Chair: Joslyn Edmond
Faculty Advisor: Professor Laura Lippman