PULLMAN — WSU’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents “Passion” April 3-5 and 10-11 at 8 p.m. and April 12 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. in Daggy Hall’s Jones Theatre.

Director Terry Converse calls Peter Nichols’ “Passion” “a bitterly funny, savagely honest play about adultery—a drama of disillusion, loss and betrayal.”
Converse said he loves the complexity of “Passion.” “It isn’t just a matter of people saying one thing and thinking another; it is far more subtle. No one ’self‘ is more viable than another, and that they don’t always reconcile is the dramatic point of it all.”

The play reveals a story of Eleanor (Christie Stordeur) and James (Zachary Love), a stable, middle-aged couple with grown children whose relationship is thrown into an uproar when Kate, the young common-law widow of a late friend, takes an interest in James.

The story of marriage becomes the tale of a love triangle with five sides as James and Eleanor examine their lives together through alter egos Jim (Todd Johansson) and Nell (Bethany Hart).

Converse said “marriage in playwright Peter Nichols’ world is a delicate balance. Upset the carefully maintained, accepted dialogue through which a husband and wife order their shared life, and a couple becomes a crowd.”

WSU theatre is generously supported by the WSU Visual, Performing and Literary Arts Committee and the Graduate and Professional Student Association.

Tickets are available at the Daggy Hall box office from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday the week of the play and beginning one hour prior to the 8 p.m. curtain.

General admission tickets are $10 for adults, $7.50 for seniors and $5 for students. WSU graduate/professional students and their partners are admitted free of charge w/valid ID. Group rates are available. Call 509-335-7236 for reservations or email reservations@wsu.edu.