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Entertainment
What do peanut shelling,
cheesemaking and logging have
in common? They are all careers
held for a week at a time by
Daniel
Seddiqui
, dubbed by the New York
Daily News as the “ultimate jack of
all trades.”
William Woods will host
Seddiqui April 28 at 7 p.m. in Cutlip
Auditorium as part of the President’s
Concert & Lecture Series. It is free
and open to the public.
Seddiqui’s project, “Living the
Map,” arose from job uncertainty
following college graduation –
something today’s students can
certainly relate to. After failing more
than 40 job interviews, he decided
to try something new.
His mission was to explore
various careers, environments and
cultures that America has to offer,
with one career per week for each
state in the country.
WWU to host ‘Ultimate Jack-of-All-Trades’
By Jason Rose
“I was unaware of what life was
like outside my bubble. I didn’t
know what kind of career I wanted
to take on,” said Seddiqui.
His careers included baseball
scouting, child counseling,
woodworking, coal mining,
modeling, maple syrup making,
border patrolling and rodeo
announcing.
Prior to the adventure’s
conclusion, he envisioned a result
that would “capture the interest of
all demographics; from blue collar
and white collar Americans.”
He added, “I loved the adventure
of putting myself into a new
environment with complete
uncertainty. This was a complete
thrill because I forced myself to get
to meet new people and struggled to
make myself satisfied.”
Seddiqui, who spent his final week
as a cellar master in California in
September of 2009, now travels to
share his project with the world.
“My inspiration to travel the
country and work various careers
comes from the people. Whenever
I travel, I am intrigued where
people live, and where they work.
Nothing is more appealing than
the contrasts.”
Upon starting, Seddiqui’s goal was
“to help Americans understand each
other’s lives and respect each other’s
hard work.”
According to his website, he has
achieved that goal – comments
praising his hard work and
inspiration fill the comment board.
More information is available on
his website at livingthemap.com.
William Woods Theatre to present ‘Lysistrata’
By Molly Dougherty
The theatre department
is getting ready to present
“Lysistrata,” a play set in ancient
Greece during a time of war.
The play is scheduled for April 8, 9,
14, 15 and 16 at 8 p.m. in
Cutlip Auditorium.
The women—tired of war and
destruction—strike for peace using
the most powerful weapon in the
feminine arsenal.
Led by Lysistrata, the women
agree to refrain from all sexual
interaction with the men until
they have come to terms of peace.
Will the men stop fighting? Will the
women hold true to their pledge? The
fun never stops in one of the most
famous farces in all of literature.
WWU student performers are
Kayla Pulliam
as Lysistrata,
Rachel Petricka
as Kleonike,
Bailey Campanini
as Myrrhine,
Paige Runge
as Lampito,
Madeline
Ortego
as Ismenia and Peace,
Jason
Cavallone
as Opisthenia and Archon,
Drew Arnett
as Kinesias/Skynthian
Archer,
Justin Bogucki
as Spartan/
Skynthian Archer,
Nick Hoover
as
Phlaccidos and
Ashleigh Emmons
as Stratyllis.
The production will be directed
by
Melissa Alpers-Springer
and
costumes will be designed by
Jane Friedman
.
Guest artist
Dan Springer
will
design the lights and set, and
WWU student
Tanner Sauvan
will
control the sound effects.
The play contains adult themes,
language and situations so it is not
recommended for children. Tickets
are $5 for children (ages 6-12),
$6 for students and senior citizens
(age 62+), and $10 for adults.
Tickets can be purchased at the
door or by calling the box office
at 573-592-4267.