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That’s What She Said spring play at Manchester

dives into women’s issues, with four perspectives

The popular “That’s What She Said” catch phrase from Saturday Night Live and The Office also is the title of the 2011 spring play at Manchester College. The show is a collection of four short plays sure to bring laughs and tears as the actors explore women’s issues in society.

Medea by Christopher Durang and Wendy Wasserstein offers a modern twist to the Greek tragedy. The Role of Della by John Wooten presents the struggles of an auditioning actor. Sentences and Words by Cynthia L. Cooper discusses the intrapersonal issue of revenge versus peace. And The Most Massive Woman Wins by Madeleine George explores the insecurity issues of women brought by societal expectations.

The show opens at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30 and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 1. Tickets are $7 for adults; $5 for senior citizens and MC employees. MC students attend free. The production may not be appropriate for children.

The casts:

The Role of Della

Elizabeth – Kara Mendez, first-year student from Defiance, Ohio

Emma – Laura Ahnert, junior English education major from Peru, Ind.

Woman ­– Gabrielle McAfee, sophomore social studies education major from Columbia City

Sentences and Words

Maggie – Laura Kramer, junior art major from Ligonier

Karla – Hannah Reed, senior biology major from Gas City

The Most Massive Woman Wins

Rennie – Angelina Jung, first-year music major from Plymouth

Carly – Hannah Reed

Sabine – Gabrielle McAfee

Cel – Laura Kramer


Medea – Laura Ahnert

Jason – ShaNell Brazo, first-year student from Claypool

Chorus – Kara Mendez, Angelina Jung and Kelli Weeks, first-year business major from Terre Haute

Messenger – Courtney Greene, first-year political science major from LaGrange

Angel – Gabrielle McAfee

April 2011

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