Luther College presents 'Becky Shaw'

Luther College's Visual and Performing Arts Department presents Gina Gionfriddo's "Becky Shaw," April 28-29 and May 5-6 in Storre Theatre on the Luther campus.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 28; 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 29; 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 5; and 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 6.

Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at the door, online at or via the Luther Ticket Office, (563) 387-1357 or [email protected]. Ticket Office hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Tuesday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; with extended hours on Thursdays, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door one hour prior to performances.

After a blind date goes disastrously wrong, five characters must reevaluate their relationships with themselves and each other. Chaos, drama and heartbreak ensue. A play of razor-sharp wit, delicate attention to detail and deep humanity, "Becky Shaw" keeps comedy and tragedy dancing too close for comfort, challenging easy answers and sentimentality at every turn.

The play is directed by Jennifer Thomas, the Robert Larson Theatre/Dance Endowed guest artist and assistant professor of performance and communication arts at St. Lawrence University. The cast includes Luther seniors Eva Gemlo, Ryan Pierce, Jake Porter and Josh Weisenburger; Luther sophomores Gracie Griffiths and Steffi Sea; and Luther first-year Carrie Pint.

A national liberal arts college with an enrollment of 2,150, Luther offers an academic curriculum that leads to the Bachelor of Arts degree in more than 60 majors and pre-professional programs. For more information about Luther visit

Becky Shaw
Luther seniors Eva Gemlo and Josh Weisenburger