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Emily Ristine '98 Featured in The Gentleman from Indiana

September 8, 2006

Emily Ristine.jpgSeptember 8, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - Emily Ristine, a 1998 graduate of DePauw University, is one of the featured performers in the Indiana Repertory Theatre's world-premiere treatment of Booth Tarkington's first novel, The Gentleman from Indiana. Ristine portrays Helen Sherwood in the production, notes the Indianapolis Star, which includes a photo of her in a preview published today.

"Like the novel, the play tells of an East Coast journalist who arrives in small, mythical Plattville, Ind., during the late 1800s with the ambition of reviving its dying weekly paper." IRT's resident playwright, James Still, wrote an adaptation of the 1899 book.

Read the complete story at the newspaper's Web site, and read more about the play at the IRT's Web site.

Emily Ristine is the founder and artistic director of Summer Stock Stage, a not-for-profit theater company for young artists. Hers is a familiar face to Central Indiana television viewers for a series of television commercials. Learn more in this previous story.

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