Talented students take center stage in “A Weekend of One-Acts” at C-SC
Tuesday, December 06, 2011
CANTON, Mo. – Culver-Stockton College students will take the lead onstage and behind the scenes during “A Weekend of One-Acts.” The annual student-led productions will take place Saturday, Dec. 10 through Monday, Dec. 12 in the Mabee Little Theatre inside the Robert W. Brown Performing Arts Center. As part of experiential learning at C-SC, the six students will take responsibility for all aspects of the show as each chooses a play, casts performers and crew and takes charge of directing and producing his or her chosen work.
The productions will include:
“Central Park West” directed by Dakota McKee, senior theatre major from Pittsfield, Ill. Cast members include Lisa Button, sophomore accounting major from Adel, Iowa; Morgan Hakenwerth, freshmen psychology major from Wentzville, Mo.; Brant Beckman, senior history major from St. Louis, Mo.; Nick Johnson, junior theatre major from Fieldon, Ill.; and Alaura Cowart, senior psychology major from Greencastle, Mo.
“For Whom the Southern Bell Tolls” directed by Meghan Townley, junior media communication major from Quincy, Ill. Cast members include Jeffery DeGraw, senior art management major from Canton, Mo.; Sean McAvoy, junior history major from Bluffton, Ind.; and Kayla Pickel, senior criminal justice major from Owaneco, Ill.
“Hotline” directed by Kiana Reed, junior speech and theatre education major from Chicago, Ill. Cast members include Patrick Espanol, junior speech communication major; William Cooper, sophomore art management major from Sikeston, Mo.; Erin Carmdoy, senior speech and theatre major from St. Louis, Mo. Josh Koehler, senior music major from Jackson, Mo.; Brittney Turnbow, sophomore elementary education major from Quincy, Ill.; and Dillion Kelly, sophomore criminal justice major from Toulon, Ill.
“Strawberry Envy” directed by Joey Burbach, senior theatre major from Grant City, Mo. Cast members include Tim Maples, junior musical theatre major from Chicago, Ill.; Hollyann Lillie, junior musical theatre major from Roscoe, Ill.; and Dylan Gauldin, sophomore criminal justice major from O’Fallon, Mo.
“Old Saybrook” directed by Ian Heath, senior theatre major from St. Louis, Mo. Cast members include Kirsten Sindelar, junior musical theatre major from Sherrard, Ill.; Ryan DeGraw, junior speech major from Canton, Mo.; Lina Schiel, sophomore math major; Josh Kollitz, sophomore music major from Grant City, Mo.; Ben Brown, freshman English major from Lincoln, Neb.; and Angie Faoro, sophomore English education major.
A production will also be directed by William Townsend, sophomore speech and theatre education major from Goodman, Mo.
Performances will be divided into time slots as Group A and Group B. Performance dates and times are: Dec. 10 - Group A at 3 p.m. and Group B at 7:30 p.m. On Dec. 11 - Group B will perform at 3 p.m. On Dec. 12 - Group A will perform at 7:30 p.m.
“A Weekend of One-Acts” is the students’ time to explore all aspects of the expressive power of drama and performance from comedy to bitter tragedy. There is no admission charge to the performances and the public is welcome, but some material presented may be appropriate for mature audiences only. For further information, contact the Culver-Stockton College Fine Arts Office at (573) 288-6346.
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