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North Central College presents student-directed drama ‘Sin’


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NAPERVILLE, Ill.—North Central College presents the student-directed drama “Sin,” a modern-day morality play set in the aftermath of the 1989 San Francisco earthquake.

Three performances of “Sin” will be presented at 7:30PM Sept. 27-29 in North Central College’s theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St. Tickets are $5/adults and $3/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

“Sin” is written by Wendy MacLeod and set in San Francisco, California during the 1989 earthquake. The catastrophe lays the frame for the show and tracks the growth of the main character, Avery. Throughout the show, Avery encounters each of the seven other characters, including her estranged husband, boss, roommate, and blind date, each of whom embody one of the seven deadly sins. Avery considers herself virtuous and morally higher than the others, but as the show progresses Avery finds she has to face the reality of sin.

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The production is directed by North Central College senior Rebekah Thurston of Chatham, Ill., a senior majoring in broadcast communication with a minor in theatre. The production is part of the College’s Student Director Series, in which embers of the College’s theatre faculty invite students to submit a proposal to direct their own theatrical productions and the best are chosen.

The cast for “Sin” features (role, actor, town, year, major):

Avery: Katie Quinn of Bethesda, Md., a sophomore majoring in sociology and anthropology

Michael (Sloth): Evan Michalic of St. Charles, a junior majoring in theatre

Man (Lust): Cullen Rogers of North Aurora, a junior majoring in psychology

Date (Greed): Brian Warren of Glendale Heights, a junior majoring in theatre

Helen (Gluttony): Jesek West of Cerro Gordo, Ill., a sophomore majoring in musical theatre

Fred (Envy): Jack Bauer of Manhattan, Ill., a sophomore double-majoring in theatre and psychology

Jason (Wrath): Kevin Williams of Nashville, Tenn., a senior double-majoring in musical theatre and psychology

Gerard (Pride): Erik Burke of Monroe, Mich., a sophomore double-majoring in theatre and musical theatre

North Central College offers majors in theatre or musical theatre and a minor in dance. A full range of acting and dance classes is available, as well as opportunities to direct a full-length production. Students of all majors can participate in musical and nonmusical performances, actor showcases and one-act plays and performances in the College’s four theatre venues. Full-time professors and active professionals who are artist-teachers serve as faculty. Visit northcentralcollege.edu/major/theatre to learn more about studying theatre at North Central College.

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Founded in 1861, North Central College is an independent, comprehensive college of the liberal arts and sciences that offers more than 55 undergraduate majors and graduate programming in six areas. Located in the Historic District of Naperville, Illinois—rated by Money magazine as among the nation’s “Best Places to Live”—North Central College is just 30 minutes from Chicago’s Loop. With more than 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students, North Central College is committed to academic excellence, a climate that emphasizes leadership, ethics, values and service, a curriculum that balances job-related knowledge with a liberal arts foundation and a caring environment with small classes. Visit northcentralcollege.edu to learn more.


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