LCSC Theatre Production Coming to CWI

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October 28, 2015

College of Western Idaho (CWI) will host a free public theatre production in November as part of its Visiting Artist Series. The Lewis-Clark State College Silverthorne Theatre Program will host a pair of local performances of An Elaborate System of Ropes and Pulleys; a mind bending comic drama.

The curtain will raise on the show at CWI’s Nampa Campus Academic Building on Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. The group will host a second performance on Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m. on the campus of The College of Idaho. Both performances are free and open to the public. The production does contain adult material and is not suitable for young children.

An Elaborate System of Ropes and Pulleys is a new play by Jef Petersen. This original production is a collaborative effort between LCSC and the University of Idaho and features original live music and puppetry to create the world of the play. The story follows a jaded and emotionally aloof, string theory physicist, Tess, who finds herself mysteriously shifting through time and space as she grapples with the loss of a loved one. Tess discovers that her scientific world is not orderly, but is in fact controlled by a vague and elaborate system of ropes and pulleys, with which she must reconcile her beliefs and understanding of self.

For more information on the performance at CWI, please contact Brenda Fisher at