Date: October 7, 2008
Contact: Carol Connelly, Director,
Media & Communication Services, ext. 5267, email@example.com
PNC Students Present Potpourri of Political Satire
Westville – Purdue University North Central students will present Of Thee I Sing And More: A American Political Satire Through The Years, a fun, yet thought-provoking look at the zingers, one-liners and political humor that has been jabbed at political candidates through the years, on Oct. 27 at 11:30 a.m. and Sunday, Nov. 2, at 2:30 p.m. in the Library-Student-Faculty Building Assembly Hall, Room 02. The program is free and open to the public. It will last about one hour.
This program is presented by students in the Communication 491 class, Oral Interpretation II. The Oral Interpretation II class focuses on the performance of all genres of literature before an audience. The current program, and others performed in the past, features a theme and examples of literature that support it.
Based on the traditions of the Reader's Theatre, the program features student "readers" with a book or script present. Selections are performed in a presentational style in an environment that does not pretend to be anything other than a performance space. Readers assume a variety of personas depending on the demands of each selection. The Reader's Theatre has been a fixture on the PNC campus since 1989 when the event emerged as a result of a classroom activity for students.
This program will not address the current elections, but will look back at the role that political satire, commentary and humor have played in the campaign and election process. The work of Will Rogers and Mark Twain will be included, among others. The readers note that this country allows the free and open exchange of ideas and comment on candidates for office.
The director is Dr. Daniel L. Padberg, associate professor of Communication. Participating students are Trena Casey, Michigan City; Flavia Lee-Cheng, Westville; Justin Diehl, LaPorte; Ashley Kahn, Michigan City; Kyle Leffler, Michigan City; Katherine McVeigh, Portage; Jared Mrozinske, LaPorte; Kayla Mrozinske, LaPorte; Jacqueline Thomas, Valparaiso and Arielle Torres, LaPorte
To obtain further information, contact Padberg at 219-785-5200 ext. 5384. P ersons with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Padberg.