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Clarke to Put on Benefit Performance of 'Oleanna'

Jan. 10, 2014: The Clarke University Drama Department will put on a special performance of David Mamet’s “Oleanna” on Friday, Jan. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in Terence Donaghoe Hall on Clarke’s campus.

There will be no charge for admission, but donations will be accepted at the door to help fund the trip for the cast and crew to the 46th annual American College Theater Festival Region V event at the University of Nebraska, Jan. 19-25.

More than 100 productions from the six-state region (Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota) were entered for consideration. Clarke’s production was one of five selected to be performed at the Region V Festival.

“This marks the third year in a row that Clarke has taken an invited show. Needless to say, we are quite honored and very proud of the work that we are doing at Clarke,” said Joe Klinebriel, associate professor of drama.

Clarke’s production of “Oleanna” features Klinebriel and Clarke junior Mary Zanger in the lead roles. Sister Carol Blitgen, BVM, professor emerita, is the director.

Award recipients from the regional festivals will be invited to the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., in April. The festival is sponsored by the Dramatists Guild of America.

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.

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