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Clarke to Present 'The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie'

posted on March 21, 2006

The Clarke College Drama Department will present “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie” by Jay Allen and adapted from the novel by Muriel Spark, from Thursday, April 6, through Saturday, April 9, at 8 p.m. in Terence Donaghoe Hall on the Clarke campus. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and $5 for students. Tickets can be purchased at the door and all seats are general admission.

Miss Brodie is a flamboyant and formidable teacher who molds young minds to her form. She is so intensely interesting that the girls admire her above all else. However, Miss Brodie does not demonstrate the most exemplary conduct. The show is a merciless study of character that is simultaneously endearing, hilarious and splendid.

Student cast members for the production include: Melissa Dahle, of Watertown, SD; Erin Kane, of Dubuque, Iowa; Lauren Kapolnek, of Bettendorf, Iowa; Brigid Kelley, of Davenport, Iowa; Mike Link, of Balltown, Iowa; Allison Padley, of Marion, Iowa; Brandon Running, of Eagan, Minn.; April Schuller, of Wauzeka, Wis.; Abby Schultz, of Dubuque, Iowa; Megan Swenson, of Blanchardville, Wis.; and Anne Williams, of Des Moines, Iowa. The show will also feature a guest performance by Andrea Bednar, a 1974 graduate of Clarke.

The show is directed by Carol Blitgen, BVM, professor of drama/speech, and Valerie Heitzman, of Dubuque, Iowa, is the assistant to the director and stage manager for the production.

For more information, contact the Clarke College Public Relations Office at (563)588-6318.

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