The North Idaho College Theatre Department presents the original production of “SYM” at 7:30 p.m. April 18 - 20 and at 2 p.m. April 21 in NIC’s Boswell Hall Schuler Performing Arts Center on NIC’s main campus.
This will be the first ever production of SYM, a dramatic dance symphony composed and conceived by NIC Composition Instructor Gerard Mathes. Philosophy, movement, and music combine in this one-of-a-kind theatrical experience.
The music ranges from a gothic influence to jazz to Latin and more, exploring ideas from creation to Schrodinger's cat and quantum physics. This is an exciting conceptual experience that doesn't rely on plot or story. The music is, by turns, beautiful, exciting, humorous, and more.
“We’re very excited to share this unique experience,” said Joe Jacoby, NIC Theatre instructor.
Students involved include: Harley Adkins (Priest River), Diana Bailey (Caldwell), Jessie Dettman (Rathdrum), Cole Durbin (Coeur d’Alene), Teri Grubbs (Coeur d’Alene), Luthien Kelsick (Coeur d’Alene), Gustave Lester (Caldwell), Alyssa Maurer (Coeur d’Alene), Duncan Menzies (Coeur d’Alene), Bonnie Mitson (Post Falls), CJ Moore (Post Falls). Also participating are former students Loretta Underwood (Wallace), David Mills (Coeur d’Alene) and former NIC instructor Mikki Stevens (Post Falls). Former student Crystal Bain (Coeur d’Alene) is the choreographer and co-director, and is in the cast as well.