Archive for Friday, May 2, 2008

Area K-State students to take part in English renaissance play

May 2, 2008

— Several Kansas State University students from the area have roles in a performance of John Ford's English Renaissance play, "Tis Pity She's a Whore."

The play will be presented at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 10, in the K-State Student Union's Little Theater.

Historically, the play, which was penned around 1633, has been controversial because of its treatment of incest. It clearly plays off Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet," along with other sensational drama of the time. In "Tis Pity She's a Whore" Giovanni develops incestuous feelings for his sister Annabella, who is being courted by a number of suitors. Annabella isn't interested in her suitors and after Giovanni reveals his true feelings, Annabella requites his love. The couple realizes that their love is forbidden.

The performance is open to the public and tickets are free, but there is a suggested donation of $2 for students and $3 for nonstudents. The play contains some adult themes and may not be suitable for children. Tickets are available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays beginning May 1 in 108C English/Counseling Services Building. More information is available by contacting the K-State department of English at 785-532-6716.

Area K-State students involved with the play include:

Amanda Sanders, senior in English education, Eudora; Melanie Nord, junior in secondary education-English; Jill Ihrke, senior in English, Lansing; and Sarah Fink, junior in English, Leavenworth.

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