C-SC to open theatre season with The Riding Club
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
CANTON, Mo. – Culver-Stockton College will open its theatre season with The Riding Club Thursday, Sept. 16 through Sunday, Sept. 19. All performances will take place in the Mabee Little Theatre, located in the Robert W. Brown Performing Arts Center on the C-SC campus.
“I am very excited to be directing this play again; it is hard to believe that this play hasn't had a full production since I directed the premiere production in conjunction with the Festival of Southern Theatre at the University of Mississippi in 1992,” said Jeff Kellogg, C-SC associate professor of theatre and director of the production. “This is a unique opportunity for Culver-Stockton's student actors and audiences to experience what is essentially a brand new play.”
The Riding Club is a bittersweet comedy that focuses on Addy, who is in the hospital awaiting a heart transplant. As the production unfolds, “the riding club,” Addy’s high school clique begins to arrive at the hospital to show their support, even though it has been twenty years since high school. Her group of high school friends is a dynamic group, Mary Louise is a doctor's wife, Christmas Carol flies in from New York City where she is living the life of a bohemian actress, Patty Lynn has been born again since high school and Bobby Joe has rediscovered her Cherokee heritage and may or may not have killed her lover. With this cast of diverse characters the audience is sure to enjoy this emotional roller-coaster ride.
The cast includes: Emerald Millan, freshman psychology major from Chicago, Ill., as Bobby Joe; Hollyann Lillie, sophomore musical theatre major from Roscoe, Ill., as Nurse; Jerica Exum, senior arts management major from Chicago Heights, Ill., as Christmas; Meghan Townley, sophomore arts management major from Quincy, Ill., as Mary Louise; Erin Carmody, junior speech and theatre education major from Webster Groves, Mo., as Patty Lynn; Whitney Colston, senior theatre major from Neosho, Mo., as Addy. Ian Heath, junior theatre and legal studies major from St. Louis, Mo., will work as the assistant director/stage manager and Sara Dern, freshman theatre major from Merriam Woods, Mo., and Dillon Ezell, freshman theatre major from Neosho, Mo., will work as assistant stage managers.
The production will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 16 through Saturday, Sept. 18 and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 19. Ticket prices are $6 for adults, $4 for non-C-SC students, and free for C-SC students, faculty, and staff. For more information, or to reserve tickets, please contact the Culver-Stockton College Fine Arts Office at (573) 288-6346 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This performance contains adult themes and language which may not be suitable for children. The Riding Club is offered as a part of C-SC’s Academic and Cultural Events program. The Academic and Cultural Events program is an integral part of the college’s liberal arts education. These events broaden academic pursuits, introduce current issues, serve as a forum for ethical concerns, offer cultural breadth and refinement, and stimulate new directions and perspectives for thought.
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