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Cornish Presents Theater Department Performances

October 05, 2009

Seattle, WA – Cornish Presents two theater department productions this month, Unity 1918, written by Kevin Kerr, and Anon(Ymous), written by Naomi Iizuka.

UNITY 1918
October 22-24, 8 pm
October 25, 2 pm

PONCHO Concert Hall
710 East Roy Street
Tickets: $10 general, $5 students, alumni & seniors

October 29-31, 8 pm
November 1, 2 pm
November 2, 8 pm

MC6 - Studio One
Tickets: $5 general, available at the door

For more information on how to purchase tickets please visit or call 206.726.5011.

About the productions

Unity 1918
In the fall of 1918, a world ravaged by four years of war was suddenly hit by a mysterious and deadly plague—the “Spanish Flu.” This phenomenon brought the terror, the panic, the horror and the sense of helplessness of the “Great War” home with the returning soldiers—more people died of this epidemic than had been killed in the war itself. This powerful and poetic play, filled with dark comedy and the desperate embrace of life at the edge of death, offers not only an epic chronicle of this chapter of history, but a timely metaphor for our new fears of global pandemic. Produced in collaboration with the Performance Production Department.

Separated from his mother, a young refugee called Anon journeys through the United States, encountering a wide variety of people—some kind, some dangerous and cruel—as he searches for his family. From a sinister one-eyed butcher to beguiling barflies to a sweatshop, Anon must navigate through a chaotic, ever-changing landscape in this entrancing adaptation of Homer’s Odyssey.

For additional information, to request images, please contact Meike Kaan or Beth Fleenor.

About Cornish College of the Arts

Cornish College of the Arts is nationally recognized as a premier college of the visual and performing arts offering Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in dance, theater, art, design and performance production, and a Bachelor of Music degree. A pioneer in arts education, Cornish College of the Arts sprang from the remarkable vision of Nellie Cornish, a woman determined to cultivate the arts in Seattle when it was scarcely more than a frontier town. Her philosophy of educating the artist through exposure to all the arts was progressive at the time, and continues to be innovative today.