Gordon in the News: last updated 10/20/2006

History Alive Sets to The Stage with Inspired - a Conversation with Nathaniel Hawthorne

Office of College Communications

WENHAM, MA - History Alive, the professional acting branch of the Gordon College Theatre Department, announce a special theatrical performance titled Inspired-A conversation with Nathaniel Hawthorne. Written and performed by Norman Jones and directed by John Sarrouf, show times are Friday, February 10 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, February 11 at 4 and 8 p.m. All performances will take place in the Lobby of Gordon's historic Frost Hall.

General admission is $7. A special $5 admission is available for members of the Gordon College community. Tickets will be available at the door before each performance.

Norm Jones, writer of the production, has directed 32 plays and supervised 28 student-directed productions over his 21-year tenure at Gordon College. Jones holds a Masters Degree from SUNY in Buffalo, NY.

Frost Hall, the backdrop for this unique theatrical production, is one of the most unique buildings on campus. The historic stone mansion was once the ornate residence of financier Frederick Prince. The expansive lobby retains much of the elegance of the original Prince home - including rare pieces of art from well known North Shore artists.

For information on Inspire, contact History Alive at 978.867.4747. History Alive, also the producers of Cry Innocent, perform every October in Salem, Massachusetts. Cry Innocent is the longest continuously-running show north of Boston. Featured on Discovery Channel, the Travel Channel, A&E, Nickelodeon, TLC, NPR, BBC, CNN and MTV, Cry Innocent: the People versus Bridget Bishop was commissioned by Norman Jones and was written by Mark Stevick.

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