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Whitworth Theatre Department presents fall production The Drowsy Chaperone

September 25, 2014

The fall Whitworth Theatre production for 2014 is The Drowsy Chaperone. Performances will take place Oct. 10, 17, and 18 at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 11 at 8 p.m., and Oct. 12 at 2 p.m., in Cowles Auditorium at Whitworth University. Admission is $10, and $8 for students and senior citizens (age 62-plus). Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at For more information, please call (509) 777-3707.

“We wanted something that felt really celebratory for the 125-year anniversary celebrations,” Brooke Kiener, theatre professor and director of The Drowsy Chaperone, says. “If you love a laugh-a-minute comedy, a hummable tune, and a good kick-line, this is the show for you.  Also, we’ll be landing an airplane on the stage for the finale.”

The Drowsy Chaperone is a musical-within-a-musical and a Tony-award-winning parody of 1920s musical comedies.  Full of mistaken identities, comedic characters, and energetic dance numbers, The Drowsy Chaperone celebrates the value of entertainment in our lives.

Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church. The university, which has an enrollment of 3,000 students, offers 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.


Kim Dawson, theatre department program assistant, Whitworth University, (509) 777-3707 or

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