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A spotlight falls on an actor at Mack Hall auditorium stag bathed in red light during Pegasus Players performance.

NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University’s student theatre group, Pegasus Players, will perform “In Love and Warcraft,” Madhuri Shekar’s techno-romantic comedy on Nov. 14 – 16 at 7:30 p.m. in Mack Hall auditorium.

This production is free and open to the public.

According to one write-up online, the play is described as such: “Evie Malone - gamer girl, college senior, and confirmed virgin - has it all figured out. Not only does she command a top-ranked guild in Warcraft with her online boyfriend; she also makes a little cash on the side writing love letters for people who've screwed up their relationships. Love is like Warcraft, after all. It's all about strategies, game plans, and not taking stupid risks. Well, that's what she thinks...until she actually falls for a guy. In real life. No amount of gaming expertise will help her out when she finds herself with a non-virtual, totally real, and incredibly cute boyfriend, who wants more from her than she's willing to give.”

Learn more here at Shekar’s website: http://www.madhurishekar.com/plays/ilaw/.

This play discusses in frank and adult terms issues of sex and sexuality. It may not be appropriate for young audiences. Each night’s performance will be followed by post-show discussions with the artist and sexual health professionals about issues related to the play and sexual health. 

The Norwich University theatre program is run by Professor Jeffry Casey, who joined the Norwich faculty in July 2017. Mack Hall, Norwich’s newest academic building constructed under the bicentennial campaign, “Forging the Future,” features interactive classrooms; case-study spaces; pocket lounges; a high-tech, cyber-security War Room; and a 400-seat auditorium and performing arts center to host plays and musical events, symposiums and lectures, panel discussions and collaborative interaction.

Students seeking to explore theatre in the classroom will find numerous opportunities at Norwich. Norwich offers courses in dramatic literature, theatre appreciation, acting, directing, technical theatre, Shakespeare, performance studies, and related topics. The theatre program regularly organizes other events, such as Norwich Voices for International Women’s Day, a spoken word performance about women’s issues, and Battle of the Voices, a musical competition concert.

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ABOUT THE PEGASUS PLAYERS

For over a century, theatre has been an integral and lively part of student life on the Norwich campus. Founded in 1927, the Pegasus Players are the oldest continuously operating student group on campus. Pegasus students stage multiple performances each year ranging from classical to contemporary to musicals. Recent productions include Harold Pinter’s Party Time. https://www.norwich.edu/theater

 

ABOUT NORWICH UNIVERSITY

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation's six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu

Norwich University celebrates its bicentennial throughout 2019. In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders, Norwich launched the Forging the Future campaign in 2014. The five-year campaign, which is timed to culminate in 2019, is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities and is designed to enhance the university’s strong position as it steps into its third century of service to the nation. For information, visit: http://bicentennial.norwich.edu/

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