Spoon River Anthology to run Sept. 17-20
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
CANTON, Mo. – Edgar Lee Masters’ Spoon River Anthology will open in the Mabee Little Theatre at Culver-Stockton College on Thursday, September 17, and run through Sunday, September 20.
Spoon River Anthology, based on the poetry of Edgar Lee Masters and conceived, adapted, and arranged by Charles Aidman, is staged in a hilltop cemetery. The characters are the ghosts of Spoon River’s inhabitants who share the secrets of the lives they led in the small, fictional Illinois town.
The cast, under the direction of Jeff Kellogg, C-SC associate professor of theatre, includes an ensemble of 20 C-SC students, 10 women and 10 men, who portray the more than 50 characters in the play. The women’s ensemble includes: Whitney Colston, junior theatre major from Neosho, Mo.; Amanda Eisele, junior arts management major from Mexico, Mo.; Jerica Exum, junior arts management major from Chicago Heights, Ill.; Danielle Hauer, junior arts management/business administration major from Troy, Mo.; Kathy Holstein, freshman theatre major from Branson, Mo.; Hollyann Lillie, freshman musical theatre major from Roscoe, Ill.; Sarah Maloney, junior arts management/theatre major from Kansas City, Mo.; Erin McAvoy, junior English major from Bluffton, Ind.; and Krystyn Sarten, junior arts management major from Canton, Mo.
The males in the cast include: Travis Dahlhauser, junior speech and theatre education major from Rockford, Ill.; Patrick Espanol, freshman undeclared major from Chicago, Ill.; Lee Roy Goolsby, sophomore biology/pre-med major from Sheridan, Mo.; Ian Heath, sophomore theatre/ pre-law major from St. Louis, Mo.; Nick Johnson, freshman theatre major from Fieldon, Ill.; Alex Linardos, sophomore musical theatre major from Crystal Lake, Ill.; Joe Madras, junior theatre major from Jefferson City, Mo.; Timothy Maples, freshman musical theatre major from Chicago, Ill.; Patrick Smith, freshman theatre major from St. Louis, Mo.; and William Jacob Townsend, freshman musical theatre major from Goodman, Mo.
The production staff includes assistant director Dakota McKee, sophomore theatre major from Pittsfield, Ill.; stage manager Erin Carmody, sophomore speech and theatre education major from St. Louis, Mo.; and assistant stage managers Jeffrey DeGraw, freshman theatre major from Canton, Mo., and Meghan Townley, freshman arts management major from Quincy, Ill.
Spoon River Anthology will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, September 17, through Saturday, September 19, and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 20. All performances will take place in the Mabee Little Theatre. This show is being produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for non-C-SC students. For more information about Fine Arts events or to reserve a ticket, call 573-288-6346 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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