"Thor” actor to star in Culver-Stockton’s Guest Artist Production
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
CANTON, Mo. – “Thor” actor Joseph Gatt will share the stage with aspiring young actors during Culver-Stockton College’s Annual Guest Artist Production beginning Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011 with a 7:30 p.m. showing. The Culver-Stockton College Theatre Department will present “A Streetcar Named Desire.” The production will also be staged Nov. 4-5 at 7:30 p.m., and a matinee performance will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6. Gatt will fill the role of Stanley Kowalski, the main character in “A Streetcar Named Desire.”
Gatt earned a B.A. in acting & musical theatre from the Mountview Academy Of Theatre Arts, in addition to training at Sylvia Young's Theatre School. Immediately after graduating, Gatt landed a series of TV, film and theatre roles; including the UK national tour of "Great Expectations", with Brian Glover; the feature film "Orpheus & Eurydice", playing opposite Oliver Reed; the West End production of "Miss Saigon", produced by Cameron Macintosh; and a memorable episode of "The Bill", opposite Chris Ellison. In 2005, Gatt immigrated to the U.S., immediately booking lead roles in the Sy-Fy Channel pilot "Saurian"; the feature "Killing Ariel"; Wes Craven's "Pulse", opposite Kristen Bell; and Mary Lambert's "Dark Path Chronicles". Most recently, Gatt portrayed Gundroth the Frost Giant in “Thor.”
Student cast members include: Sarah Jo Breyne, senior musical theatre major, as Eunice Hubbell; Josh Kollitz, sophomore music major from Grant City, Mo., as Stanley Kowalski Understudy; Kirsten Sindelar, junior musical theatre major from Sherrard, Ill., as Stella Kowalski; Brant Beckman, senior history major from St. Louis, Mo., as Steve Hubbell; Timothy Maples, junior musical theatre major from Chicago, Ill., as Harold Mitchell; Emerald Millan, freshman psychology major from Chicago, Ill., as Flower Vendor; Hollyann Lillie, junior musical theatre major from Roscoe, Ill., as Blanche DuBois; Dylan Green, sophomore history major from Pittsfield, Ill., as Pablo Gonzales; Jason Epley, freshman theatre major from Quincy, Ill., as A Young Collector; Meghan Townley, junior media communications major from Quincy, Ill., as Nurse. In addition, Brandon Mundschenk, sophomore theatre major from Deer Park, Ill., will serve as Stage Manager; and Ryan DeGraw, junior arts management major from Canton, Mo., will serve as Assistant Stage Manager.
All performances will be held in the Alexander Campbell Auditorium inside the Robert W. Brown Performing Arts Center on the campus of Culver-Stockton College.
“Streetcar Named Desire” is open to the public; tickets are $8 for adults; $5 for Culver-Stockton students, faculty and staff; $6 for non-Culver-Stockton students. For more information contact the Division of Fine Arts at (573) 288-6346 or email@example.com
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