George Fox University Theatre Presents ‘Whatever Kindles’

October 10th, 2007

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NEWBERG, Ore. – George Fox University Theatre will present “Whatever Kindles” – a world-premiere play about the lives of volunteers who serve with Christian Peacemaker Teams around the world – Oct. 25-27 and Nov. 1-4 in the university’s Wood-Mar Auditorium on its Newberg campus.

Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. each night with the exception of the Nov. 4 show, scheduled as a 2 p.m. matinee. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $8 for seniors and George Fox alumni, and $6 for students and children under 12 years of age.

Tickets may be purchased in person at the University Store, by phone with a major credit card by calling 503-554-3844, or by visiting

Alumna Tricia Gates Brown’s play tells the stories of CPT volunteers who work to prevent violence and promote alternatives to war in Iraq, the West Bank, Columbia, and other regions in the world devastated by violence. The fictional play is based on the stories of actual events in the lives of CPT members who are following Christ’s example of bringing peace to the world.

“As a teacher and director, there is no greater joy than watching young people embrace their storytelling instincts as they work to bless our community,” said Director Rhett Luedtke.

For information about other upcoming George Fox University productions, visit

The George Fox University Theatre has been recognized by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. with awards for individual acting, set design, and overall production. Most recently, the university received American College Theatre Festival Meritorious Achievement Awards for set and light design and sound design on the fall 2005 production of “Machinal.”

George Fox University is a Christian university of the humanities, sciences, and professional studies ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Value” and as a top-tier western regional university. It offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 40 majors, degree-completion programs for working adults, a seminary, and 12 master’s and doctoral degrees. Nearly 3,200 students attend classes on the university’s campus in Newberg, at its Portland, Salem, and Boise centers, and at other teaching sites in Oregon.

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