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AQUINAS COLLEGE PLAYERS PRESENT "THE CONTRAST" - Sep 24, 2002

September 24, 2002 - The Aquinas College Players will present "The Contrast," written by Royall Tyler shortly after America's War of Independence from the British, on Thursday, October 3-Saturday, October 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Wege Student Center Ballroom. The play is directed by Gary Konow, Ph.D., Professor of Theatre at Aquinas. Ticket prices are $10 for general admission and $5 for students with I.D.

"The Contrast" is a farcical musical comedy of manners aimed at poking fun at British social manners, setting them in stark contrast to the "get real" manners of the rugged, independent, Yankee character. The theme of "The Contrast," like other comedies of manners, centers on concern for sincerity in opposition to socially dictated customs and modes of behavior.

This production, with its love interests, sword and pillow fights, dream ballets, funny lines and lyrics, catchy music, and zany antics, will be a whole lot of fun. Produced by Special Arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

Consistently ranked one of the top liberal arts colleges in the Midwest by U.S. News and World Report, Aquinas College offers an approach to learning and living that teaches students unlamented ways of seeing the world. Founded in 1886 by the Dominican Sisters of Grand Rapids, the College's Dominican tradition of working, service and lifelong learning remains alive today in a diverse student body. Students from more than 22 states and 15 foreign countries are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs. Within six months of graduation, nearly all graduates are in full-time jobs, enrolled in professional schools of law, medicine, or dentistry, or in a master or doctoral program.