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Clarke to Present “An Evening of Irish One Acts.”

By Clarke News  |  March 18, 2014

 Clarke University’s Drama Department will present “An Evening of Irish One Acts.”Performances are scheduled for Thursday, April 10, through Saturday, April 12, at 7:30 each night; and Sunday, April 13, at 2 p.m. All performances are at Terence Donaghoe Hall on the Clarke campus. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for non-Clarke students.The Irish One Acts include John Millington Synge’s “Riders to the Sea” and “In the Shadow of the Glen.”“Riders to the Sea” deals with a mother’s conflict with nature as she attempts to save her sons from the sea. It features Valerie Heitzman, of Dubuque, as Maurya; Lily Rottinghaus, of Jesup, Iowa, as Nora; Traci Johnson, of Dubuque, as Cathleen; Will Schwalb, of Dubuque, as Bartley; and Evan Heil and Colin Niemer, both of Dubuque, Brenna Burgart, of New Hampton, Iowa, and Fernanda Carrasco, of Chicago, and the mourners.“In the Shadow of the Glen” is a comedy dealing with an elderly husband who fakes his own death to test the fidelity of his wife. Ben Graham, of Dyersville, Iowa, plays the tramp; Niemer is Dan; Heil is Michael; and Carrie Pieper, of Adel, Iowa, plays Nora.Chelsea Stratton, of Cuba City, Wis., is the stage manager; Reid Johannsen, of Andrew, Iowa, is the props chair/assistant stage manager; and Molly Plumley, of Dubuque, is the head of the light crew.For more information, contact the Clarke University Marketing and Communication Office at (563)588-6318.Clarke University is a Catholic, liberal arts and sciences university dedicated to preparing students who positively impact their workplace, family and community. Academic offerings include more than 40 undergraduate liberal arts and pre-professional programs, a robust adult degree program and six graduate degree programs.  Founded in 1843 by the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Clarke is located near the Mississippi River in the thriving city of Dubuque, Iowa. It is the only BVM university in the country.##