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ISU School of Performing Arts Presents "The Twits" Based on the Beloved Children's Book by Roald Dahl

January 22, 2024

ISU Theatre's upcoming production of "The Twits," an enchanting play based on the popular children's book by Roald Dahl, will run on February 9, 10, and 15-17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Bistline Theatre at Stephens Performing Arts Center.

Thanks to a generous grant from the Idaho Community Foundation, ISU Theatre was able to bring Octavia Biggs, a distinguished guest director, to help produce this captivating show. In addition to her directorial role, Biggs will also host workshops at local elementary schools, enriching the students' education through the magic of theater.

Octavia Biggs, a lecturer of theatre in Morehead State University's Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance, is no stranger to accolades. She has received substantial monetary awards from The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Very Special Arts for her exceptional work in developing a special needs drama program. Biggs is known for her passion for theater education and her unwavering dedication to inspiring and nurturing young artists.

"I am thrilled to be a part of this production and collaborate with the talented students and faculty members at Idaho State University," Biggs said. "Theatre education delivers an unmatched opportunity for cohesive collaboration. I am grateful for the chance to share my passion for theater with these extraordinary individuals and build a strong foundation for their artistic journeys."

On the opening night of "The Twits" on February 9, patrons are invited to attend a celebratory Afterglow reception. This reception offers a unique opportunity to meet the cast and crew and listen to a few words from the director. Attendees will also have the chance to enjoy a delightful selection of refreshments available for purchase.


For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the ISU Box Office from Mon.-Thurs., from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., call 208-252-3595, or visit isu.edu/tickets.


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