Clarke Drama Department Presents ‘How Can You Run with a Shell on Your Back?’: Feb. 24-27

posted on February 11, 2011

The Clarke University Drama Department will present “How Can You Run with a Shell on Your Back,” an Aesop’s Fables Musical, from Thursday, Feb. 24, through Sunday, Feb. 27, in Terence Donaghoe Hall on the Clarke campus. Performances will begin at 7 p.m. on February 24-26 and 2 p.m. on February 27. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and $5 for students.

With music, lyrics and book by Michael Mahler and Alan Schmuckler, this is a toe-tapping musical for children about six students stuck in detention after school with an eccentric teacher who discovers the power of imagination as they enact some of Aesop's tales! This performance will also tour a number of Dubuque-area elementary and middle schools. The tour is funded in part by a 2010 Arts and Culture Grant from Mediacom.

Cast members for the show include Clarke students: Joey Stamp, of Waterloo, Iowa; Rebecca Brosnan, of Algona, Iowa; Josh McDowell, of Dubuque, Iowa; Traci Johnson, of Dubuque, Iowa; Austin Rea, of Lodi, Wis.; Alison Ott, of Dubuque, Iowa; and Luke Van Meveren, of Monticello, Minn.  The show is directed by Clarke Associate Professor of Drama Joseph Klinebriel, MFA, and student Kayla Damisch, of Victor, Iowa, is stage manager and assistant to the director. Jill Klinebriel is serving as the music director, Ellen Gabrielleschi, MFA, chair and associate professor of drama, is the technical director for the show and Robert Neumann, adjunct instructor of drama, is the costume designer. 

For more information, contact the Clarke University Marketing and Communications Office at (563)588-6318.


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