Ionesco’s Rhinoceros cast slated for C-SC performance
Thursday, January 21, 2010
CANTON, Mo. – Culver-Stockton College students have been cast in a February performance of Rhinoceros directed by C-SC associate professor of theatre, Dr. Haidee Heaton. Rhinoceros is a play in three acts written during the Absurdist movement in France by famous playwright, Eugene Ionesco.
This 1959 play is about the residents of a small French town who are all turning into rhinoceroses over the course of the show. Only one man, Berenger, a drinker, eludes the oddity. It is often read as a response to the increase of Communism, Fascism, and Nazism preceding the Second World War and includes themes of conformity, culture, philosophy, and morality.
The cast includes: Hollyann Lillie, freshman musical theatre major from Roscoe, Ill., as the Waitress; Whitney Colston, junior theatre major from Neosho, Mo., as the Grocer’s Wife; Jerica Exum, junior arts management major from Chicago Heights, Ill., as the Housewife; Travis Jay Dahlhauser, junior speech and theatre education major from Rockford, Ill., as Berenger; Zach Martin, junior theatre major from Decatur, Ill., as Jean; Joey Burbach, junior vocal music education major from Grant City, Mo., as the Grocer; Patrick Espanol, freshman from Chicago, Ill., as the Old Gentleman; Patrick Parsons, junior criminal justice major from Memphis, Mo., as the Logician; Josh Kollitz, freshman music education major from Grant City, Mo., as the Café Proprietor; Danielle Hauer, senior arts management major from Troy, Mo., as Daisy; Nick Johnson, freshman theatre major from Fieldon, Ill., as Dudard; Sean Myers, senior arts management major from Hannibal, Mo., as Botard; Tim Maples, freshman musical theatre major from Chicago, Ill., as Mr. Papillon; Amanda Eisele, junior arts management major from Mexico, Mo., as Mrs. Boeuf; and William Jacob Townsend, freshman speech and theatre education major from Goodman, Mo., as a Fireman. The stage manager will be Jeffrey DeGraw, freshman theatre major from Canton, Mo.
Rhinoceros will be performed in the Mabee Little Theatre located in the Robert W. Brown Performing Arts Center on the Culver-Stockton College campus, Thursday, February 18 through Saturday, February 20, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 21, at 3:00 p.m. 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 is offered as a part of C-SC’s Academic and Cultural Events program.
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