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Drama Club Presenting ‘Epic Proportions’ This Week on Hatfield Hall Stage
October 26, 2011
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology's Drama Club is ready to
pull the opening night curtain on its fall production, Epic
Proportions, starting tonight (Wednesday) and continuing through
Saturday at 7:30 p.m. each night in the Hatfield Hall Theater.
Wednesday, October 26 - 7:30
Thursday, October 27 - 7:30 p.m.
Friday, October 28 - 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 29 - 7:30 p.m.
Rose-Hulman Drama Club
Hatfield Hall Theater
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
5500 Wabash Ave., Terre Haute, IN
Tickets: $10 for adults;
$8 for non-RHIT students. Purchase tickets by
calling(812) 877-8544 or visiting the Hatfield Hall
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and noon
to 5 p.m. on Saturday.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for non-RHIT students.
Persons can purchase tickets through the Hatfield Hall ticket
office by calling (812) 877-8544 or visiting the office from 10
a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday.
Set in the 1930s, Epic Proportions tells the story of two
brothers, Benny and Phil, who go to Arizona's desert region to be
extras in the biblical epic movie Exeunt Omnes, directed by the
mysteriously reclusive D.W. DeWitt. The fictional movie, along the
lines of such Hollywood epics as Ben-Hur, includes a cast of 3,400
extras supervised by assistant director Louise Goldman.
The hijinks begin when Louise divides the extras into four
groups by having them count off by four. While Phil's
experience as a "Three" includes relatively pleasant scenes, as a
"Four" brother Benny suffers a list of indignities as he endures
the ravages of all 10 biblical plagues.
After a series of events places Phil in the director's seat, the
once friendly, likeable character becomes a controlling jerk.
Keith Amundson, senior mechanical engineering major, stars as
Phil. The play co-stars freshman Chad Jones as Benny, and
Marissa Artmayer as Louise, along with a supporting cast of 24
Amundson says that his character demonstrates the importance of
keeping one's ego in check and keeping things in perspective.
"It's a very funny show," Amundson adds. "There are lots
of laughs throughout, and it has a good message."