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Students stage "Quake" and the quest for love

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Students will perform “Quake,” a comical yet thought-provoking play by award-winning playwright Melanie Marnich Jan. 6-9. The story follows the misadventures of Lucy, played by Kati Riess ’12, in her time-warped, elusive journey to find the love of her life. Professor of Theatre Deborah Palmes will direct four performances of “Quake” at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 6, 7 and 8, and at 2 p.m. Jan. 9 in the theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall. Call 630-637-7469 to purchase tickets or visit tickets.noctrl.edu.

Palmes says, “I love this play and how it beautifully and astutely captures the essence of how we women approach our quests for love in a variety of ways—many of them disastrous. Let’s admit it, ladies. As we look back at our former selves and remember doing whatever it took to find ‘the one,’ we have to say we’ve had some serious lapses in judgment. Through the character of Lucy, we can laugh at our mistakes and applaud ourselves for our resilience.” More

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Photo, clockwise from left: Rebekah Thurston ’13, Megan Ingram ’12, Myisha DeSimone ’12, Kati Riess ’12