Culver-Stockton College Department of Theatre prepares to open its second production of the 2018-2019 season. Dear Friends by Reginald Rose will run November 1-3, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. and November 4, 2018 at 3 p.m. in the Mabee Foundation Theatre (Black Box).
With the intention of patching up the dissolved marriage of a pair of their friends, three couples assemble for a party at the apartment of Douglas and Sally Lambert. The estranged couple, Michael and Lois Graves, arrive separately—with no hint that the real purpose of the party is to get them to reconcile. When it becomes apparent what their friends’ motive is, they decide to leave. But at their friends’ pleading they stay—not only to discuss their own problems, but to expose the skeletons in the other couples’ closets as well. Gradually, tensions and antagonisms begin to erupt. One by one, the “dear friends” lash out at each other until the facade of affection and kindliness is stripped away.
The role of Doug Lambert will be played by Remington Jarvis, Sally Lambert by Krista Barth, Flo Lambert by Claire Whiston (daughter of Dr. Cindy Whiston), George Spears by Ethan Cockrell, Vivian Spears by Hali Liles, Lenny Marshall by Logan Walker, Charlotte Marshall by Madison Landry, Michael Graves by Logan Starkey, Louis Graves by Courtney Deeds, and the Bellhop/Waiter will be played by Nicole Smart.
Dear Friends will be directed by Prof. David Lane and Assistant director Bex Holley. Stage Manager is Kaity Conaway and Assistant Stage manager is Kirsten Lippold.
The production is free to C-SC students, faculty, and staff. Others may purchase adult tickets for $10 and senior (65 or older) and student (non C-SC) tickets for $5. This production is also part of the College’s Academic and Cultural Events programming.
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