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  • October 15, 2014 The Importance of Being Earnest William Peace Theatre presents Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by Amy White. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, The Importance of Being Earnest is a farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personae to escape burdensome social obligations. The play's major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage, and the resulting satire of Victorian ways. Its high farce, humor and witty dialog have helped make The Importance of Being Earnest Wilde's most enduringly popular play. TICKETS: $5 students / $10 Alumni, Senior Citizens, Faculty & Staff / $15 Adults SEATING: General Admission Purchase individual tickets online here. Purchase season tickets online here. view Event

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William Peace University Welcomes World Renowned Illusionist to Campus for Exclusive Event

By William Peace University on August 28, 2014 1:02 pm

William Peace University Welcomes World Renowned
Illusionist to Campus for Exclusive Event
Four-Year Baccalaureate Treats Season Ticket Holders, Students,
Faculty, and Staff to Magic Show by Blake Vogt

RALEIGH, N.C., August 28, 2014 – William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, is proud to welcome world renowned illusionist Blake Vogt to campus for an exclusive magic show on Thursday, September 4 in Kenan Auditorium, located at 15 East Peace Street. Vogt, who is one of the top illusionists in the world, has created magic for David Copperfield, David Blaine, Dynamo, and many other top magicians all over the world.

The show will be held from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and is free to students, faculty, and staff. Season tickets, along with student/faculty/staff ID cards, are required for entrance. The event is not open to the public.

“We’re excited to bring in top talent here at the University,” said Julie Ricciardi, Vice President for Engagement at William Peace University. “Blake is one of the world’s top illusionists, and is sure to put on a great show for the WPU community.”

“We believe in providing our students and community with great entertainment and performances,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., President of William Peace University. “This show should be another great event here on campus.”

“I can’t wait to see what he [Vogt] does on stage,” said Sarah Urman, William Peace University ’17. “I’ve heard about his [Vogt’s] acts before. I can’t believe he’s coming to campus.”

For more information on the event, click here.

For details on Blake Vogt and his work, visit his website.

 

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