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November 23, 2005

Source: Trinity Western University:

TWU Drama presents Horton Foote's The Actor

Set in the middle of the Great Depression, The Actor tells the story of 15-year-old Horace, who wants to go to acting school. His parents, however, want him to receive a college education and find a stable job. Faced with conflicting expectations, Horace must defend his choice not only to his family, but to his friends and his hometown in Texas.

"The play explores what it takes for any of us to follow our passions and dreams," says Lloyd Arnett, associate professor of drama and director of The Actor. "To do that in the midst of opposition helps us to recognize who we are and what we can do."

Playwright Horton Foote has been called the "dean of American drama." A Pulitzer Prize winner, Foote has authored more than 30 plays and wrote the Oscar-winning film adaptations for both To Kill A Mockingbird and The Trip to Bountiful.

The Actor runs Wednesday, Nov. 30 to Saturday, Dec. 3 at 8 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday. A special performance for high school students will run on Friday at 2 p.m.

"We're inviting high school classes to the Friday matinee because the play addresses issues that young people can relate to," adds Arnett. "They're discovering their interests and passions, and pursuing them with full abandonówithout looking back."

The theatre is located in Freedom Hall of the Robert N. Thompson building on the campus of TWU (7600 Glover Road). Tickets ($5 to $10) are available at the University's bookstore or at the door. For more information, contact

Event: The Actor by Horton Foote
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 30 to Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005
Time: Evening performances: 8 p.m.
Friday and Saturday matinees: 2 p.m.
Location: Freedom Hall, Robert N. Thompson building
Trinity Western University (7600 Glover Road in Langley)
Cost: Tickets ($5 to $10) are available at the University Bookstore or at the door.

Trinity Western University, located in Langley, B.C., is a not-for-profit Christian liberal arts university enrolling over 3,300 students this year. With a broad based, liberal arts and sciences curriculum, the University offers undergraduate degrees in 38 major areas of study ranging from business, education and computer science to biology and nursing, and 14 other graduate degrees including counselling psychology, theology and administrative leadership.

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