Whittier College News Release
“CABARET” SET TO KICK-OFF COLLEGE THEATER SEASON
Whittier, CA (November 4, 2004)—The Whittier College Theatre Department’s season begins with “Cabaret,” the classic musical by Kander, Ebbs, and Masterhoff, opening November 17 and running through November 21 in The Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts on the Whittier College campus. Thursday through Saturday performances begin at 8:00 p.m.; Sunday’s performance begins at 2:00 p.m. Admission is $10.00 general, $8.00 for students and seniors with valid identification. Tickets may be purchased by calling The Shannon Center Box Office, 562.907.4203.
“Cabaret” has been described
as the sinister, seedy, and sexy story of artists and misfits trying desperately
to hang on to normalcy and “the good life” in a Berlin reeling from the rise of
Hitler and Nazi Germany. The central figure is Sally Bowles, a British ex-pat
and nightclub performer, who discovers love and personal survival may just be
mutually exclusive in this dark and oppressive time in history.
The Ruth B. Shannon Center is located at the northeast corner of Painter Ave. and Philadelphia St. on the Whittier College campus.
Founded by Quakers in 1887, Whittier College is an independent, four-year college offering a traditional liberal arts program integrated with both professional and pre-professional courses of study. With an emphasis on diversity, community, and curricular innovation, the College’s primary mission is to endow students with the education, skills, and values appropriate for global leadership and service.
Whittier Law School, which is
accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of
American Law Schools, is located on a separate campus in Orange County.
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