Theatre Department presents 'The Complete History of America (abridged)'

The Complete History of America (Abridged) poster
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The Penn State Berks Department of Theatre will present "The Complete History of America (abridged)" by Adam Long, Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor, at 8 p.m. Oct. 5 to 8, in the Perkins Student Center Multipurpose Room. Admission is free, and donations to the Theatre Department will be accepted. Seating will be limited.

"The Complete History of America (abridged)" is a rollercoaster ride through the glorious quagmire that is American history, reminding us that it’s not the length of your history that matters – it’s what you’ve done with it! Written by the authors who created "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)," Long, Martin and Tichenor tackle such controversial questions as: Who really discovered America? Why did Abe Lincoln free the slaves? How many Democrats does it take to screw in a light bulb?

Cory Palmer, instructor in theater and designer/technical director at Penn State Berks, will direct the production. Berks theater students Akintokunbo Adonis Oyediran, Tommy Heiler and Taylor Clark Housel will perform.

For more information or to reserve tickets, call the Box Office at 610-396-6371.

The bachelor of arts in theater provides students with a solid foundation to become successful theater artists and effective theater educators. The degree program also trains students in the skills to become effective communicators and professional program managers.

For more information about the play or the degree program, contact James N. Brown, program coordinator and instructor in theater at Penn State Berks, at 610-396-6419 or via email at [email protected].


James N. Brown

James N. Brown, Instructor in Theatre and Theatre Program Coordinator at Penn State Berks

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