North Idaho College is presenting its production of the play “Third” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16-18 and Feb. 23-25 in the Boswell Hall Schuler Performing Arts Center on NIC’s main campus.
“Third,” by Wendy Wasserstein, is a play about what happens when we become attached to ideology, which keeps us from seeing situations and issues clearly. It is a drama about a conflict between a college professor and her student, Woodson Bull III, who likes to be called “Third.” She dislikes his jingoistic attitude, calling him a “walking red state.” He disagrees with her assessment of Shakespeare's King Lear.
When Third turns in a sophisticated essay on Lear, the teacher, Professor Laurie Jameson, doesn't believe that he could have written the paper. She reports his paper as plagiarism to the college's Committee of Academic Standards.
The play is directed by guest director Todd Jasmin, who has worked extensively with many local theatre companies. The cast includes NIC Adjunct Theatre Instructor Trigger Weddle, NIC Business Instructor Kathie O'Brien, NIC students Chris LeBlanc and Gustave Lester, and community member Alyssa Maurer. The play is expected to run about an hour and 20 minutes with no intermission.
Information: (208) 769-3220