Purdue University North Central students will present their annual Readers' Theatre oral interpretation program on Tuesday, April 24 at 11 a.m. and Sunday, April 29 at 2 p.m. in the Library-Student-Faculty Building Assembly Hall, Room 02. The program is free and open to the public. It will last about one hour.
The Readers' Theatre program is presented by students in the Communication 240 class, Introduction to Oral Interpretation. The class focuses on the performance of all genres of literature before an audience. Based on the traditions of Reader's Theatre, the program features "readers" with a book or script present, selections are performed in a presentational style in an environment that does not pretend to be anything other than a performance space. The program features a theme and examples of literature supporting it, with student performers assuming a variety of personas depending on the selection.