New play opening at WIU theater

By Joel Ramirez Reyes

MACOMB, Illinois (NEWS3) — The WIU’s Theatre and Dance department will be presenting the play “Collective Rage: A Play in Five Betties.” 

DIrector Hadley Kamminga-Peck says “Collective Rage” mainly explores the topic of every kind of love and the joy it brings us.

“This play is about five women, all named Betty, kind of dealing with loneliness and a desire to be loved and seen for who they are,” Kamminga-Peck said. 

“Collective Rage” is an all-female character play written by Jen Silverman, one of the most popular playwrights in the U.S. right now. 

“I thought this play was phenomenal for our department for a number of reasons;,” Kamminga-Peck said. “We have a large population of women in our department right now, and I wanted to give them the opportunities. It’s also just a really exciting play.”

“Collective Rage” opens 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21 and Saturday, Oct. 22  in Simpkins Theater. You can reserve a ticket in the Hanline Theater box office in Browne Hall. WIU students can enter for free with their student ID. General admission is $15 and admission for senior citizens is $12.

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