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Clarke Drama Department Opens Season with Breaking the Code

posted on September 28, 2005

The Clarke College Drama Department will open its 2005-2006 season with “Breaking the Code” by Hugh Whitemore, from Thursday, Oct. 6, through Sunday, Oct. 9, at 8 p.m. in Terence Donaghoe Hall on the Clarke campus. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and $5 for non-Clarke students. The public is invited to attend and all seats are general admission.

“Breaking the Code” took London and Broadway by storm as an exceptional biographical drama about a man who broke too many codes. The eccentric genius, Alan Turing, played a major role in winning World War II, breaking the complex German code named Enigma, enabling Allied forces to foresee German maneuvers. Since his work was classified “top secret” for years after the war, no one knew how much was owed to him when he was put on trial for breaking another code.

Student cast members for the production include: Justin Blomquist, of West Bend, Wis.; Nick Westemeyer, of Moline, Ill.; Holly Feser, of Manning, Iowa; Mike Link, of Sherrill, Iowa; Colin Muenster, of Davenport, Iowa and Abby Schultz, of Dubuque, Iowa. The show will also include faculty cast members Joseph Klinebriel, assistant professor of drama/speech, and Fran Vogt, assistant professor of music. Professor of Drama/Speech Carol Blitgen, BVM, Ph.D. will direct the performance and Lauren Kapolnek, of Bettendorf, 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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