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K-State Theatre bringing Greek tragedy 'Iphigenia and Other Daughters' to Chapman Theatre

Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018


MANHATTAN — The School of Music, Theatre, and Dance at Kansas State University will present the modern retelling of the Greek tragedy "Iphigenia and Other Daughters" at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4-6 and 11-13 and at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 14 in the Mark A. Chapman Theatre in Nichols Hall.

The children of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon are players and victims in this House of Atreus tragedy by Ellen McLaughlin. The cycle of blood and vengeance seems inescapable until the final reunion of a lost sister and brother brings the bloody family saga to its mystical and unlikely end.

Tickets are $16 for the general public; $14 for seniors, military, faculty and staff; and $11 for students and youth. They can be purchased online at k-state.edu/mtd/tickets or by calling 785-236-8638. Tickets may also be purchased one hour before each performance at the Chapman Theatre. All tickets, regardless of purchase method, include sales tax and are free from convenience fees.

"Iphigenia and Other Daughters" is directed by Jennifer Vellenga, associate professor of theatre. LaVonne Canfield, instructor of theatre, is stage manager supervisor; George W. Matthews, instructor of theatre, is scene shop supervisor; Melissa Neville, instructor of theatre, is costume shop supervisor; and Kathy Voecks, associate professor of theatre, is props master.

The following Kansas State University students are part of the cast or crew for "Iphigenia and Other Daughters":

Teva Spencer, junior in theatre, Andover, assistant director; Tara Sitzmann, freshman in fine arts, Basehor, Greek Chorus member; Katelin Woods, junior in theatre and mass communications, Clearwater, Greek Chorus member; Hunter Parker, freshman in political science and theatre, wardrobe crew, and Tyler Parker, junior in theatre, assistant stage manager, both from Fort Scott.

From Greater Kansas City: Tiffany Horne, senior in mass communications, as Chrysothemis, and Chelsea Turner, senior in American ethnic studies and theatre, as Iphigenia, both from Kansas City; and Ian Boyd-Duncan, junior in theatre, Olathe, wardrobe crew.

From Manhattan: Wesley Danielson, sophomore in theatre, sound board operator; Brooke Debow, freshman in theatre, Greek Chorus member; Anne Kenworthy, senior in secondary education-speech and theatre, Greek Chorus member; and Timothy Toy, sophomore in business administration, light board operator.

Samantha Harrison, junior in electrical engineering, St. John, makeup design.

From Topeka: Jesse Barnes, junior in theatre, associate lighting designer; Hunter Cobey Nelson, senior in English and theatre, asOrestes; and Breana Tiffany, freshman in theatre, as Electra.

From out of state:

Liz Kritikos, senior in theatre, New Lenox, Illinois, as Clytemnestra; Holden Brown, junior in theatre, Peoria, Illinois, wardrobe crew; Katherine Boulanger, master's student in theatre, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, scene shop graduate assistant; Michelle Koczan, Spotsylvania, Virginia, wardrobe supervisor and set/prop crew; and Olivia Carter, junior in theatre, Thiensville, Wisconsin, Greek Chorus member.

From out of country: Mohammad Al Abdullah, senior in industrial engineering, Saudi Arabia, set/prop crew.


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Andover, Basehor, Clearwater, Fort Scott, Kansas City, Manhattan, Olathe, St. John and Topeka, Kansas; New Lenox and Peoria, Illinois; Bartlesville, Oklahoma; Spotsylvania, Virginia; and Thiensville, Wisconsin.

At a glance

"Iphigenia and Other Daughters" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4-6 and 11-13 and at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 14 in the Mark A. Chapman Theatre in Nichols Hall.