LEWISTON, Idaho – The Lewis-Clark State College theatre program opens its fall production, “An Elaborate System of Ropes and Pulleys,” on Nov. 4 at the Silverthorne Theatre.
The comedy-drama will run Nov. 4-7 and Nov. 12-14 at 7:30 p.m. A pair of 2 p.m. Sunday matinee showings will be held on Nov. 8 and Nov. 15. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors. LCSC students and alumni with ID get in free.
Written by LCSC faculty member Jef Petersen, the play tells the story of 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.
The 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. Viewer discretion is advised as the production contains adult material not suitable for young children.