Purdue University Northwest Communication 240 students on the North Central campus will host the 27th annual Potpourri of Literature Readers’ Theatre on Tuesday, April 19 at 11 a.m. and again at 12:15 p.m. and Sunday, April 24 at 2 p.m. in the Library-Student-Faculty Building Assembly Hall, Room 02. The program is free and open to the public. It will last about one hour.
This year’s edition of Potpourri of Literature is “Celebrate Indiana 2016 The Bicentennial of our Statehood” with an original script written and edited by Dr. Daniel Padberg, associate professor of Communication, who teaches the Communication 240 class. The script is a deft mix of music and literature. North Central 2005 alumnus Roscoe Hoffman will provide musical accompaniment on the piano. A visual presentation will feature photos of Indiana artists, musicians, personalities and historic sites.
The Potpourri of Literature Readers’ Theatre program has been an annual feature on the North Central campus since its 1989 debut as a showcase for students in Communication 240, Introduction to Oral Interpretation. While the theme of the program changes annually and reflects various moods, trends and social issues of the day, the program is built around literature and music of varying genres that illustrate the program theme from different perspectives.
Students in the Communication 240 Introduction to Oral Interpretation class Felicia Marie Bell, Chicago, Ill.:
Collin Cook, Chesterton; Angela Hayes-Riffel, LaPorte; Samuel Hinken, Montague, Mich.; Molly Marsh, Ligonier; Katelynn Scheffer, LaPorte and Toni R. Vandy, Hebron.
To obtain further information, contact Dr. Padberg at 219-785-5384. To request a disability-related accommodation for this event, please contact Padberg.