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ASU Theatre announces cast for April production of 'Lovers and Executioners'

April 9, 2009 --  ASU Theatre announces the cast for its final production of the 2008-09 season, “Lovers and Executioners,” by John Strand. The show will be performed Friday-Saturday, April 17-18 and Tuesday-WednJohn Strand's "Lovers and Executioners" is ASU Theatre's final production of the 2008-09 season. esday, April 21-22 at 7:30 p.m. at Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro. A “meet the company” dessert reception will follow the April 17 opening night performance.

“Lovers and Executioners” is a love story about a jealous husband who leaves his wife on an island to die because he thought she had been unfaithful. The wife escapes and manages to make her way back into his life, all the while dressed as the man trying to woo her husband’s new lover. With witty dialogue and an exciting swordfight, this play is sure to entertain any audience.

The production is under the stage direction of Tim Bohn, assistant professor of theater. Scenic design will be by Jeff McLaughlin, assistant professor of theatre. Brent Foland, assistant professor of theatre, will serve as costume designer. Stage management duties for the production have been assigned to Manuel Angeles, a senior theatre major from Little Rock. The position of assistant stage manager will be filled by Donnie Walters of Trumann.

The cast includes James Kaut, a sophomore theatre major from Jonesboro, as Bernard; Jeremy Bukauskas, a senior theatre major from Memphis, Tenn., as Guzman; Meredith Hendrix, a sophomore theatre major from Jonesboro, as Julie-Frederic; Kayla DuVall, a freshman theatre major from Hot Springs, as Beatrice; Ben Griffin, a senior theatre major from Jacksonville, as Don Lope; Aleigha Morton, a sophomore theater major from Searcy, as Constance; Morgan Henard, a junior theatre major from Brinkley, ensemble; and Michael Trevino, a freshman theatre major from Jonesboro,  ensemble.

Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Tickets may be purchased for reserved seating in advance at the ASU Central Box Office in the Convocation Center or by calling 972-ASU1. Tickets are also available online (  Tickets (if available) may be also purchased at the door on the evening of the performance, but reservations are highly recommended.

This play contains adult language and subject matter.  Children younger than 6 years old are not admitted to the ASU Theater. Latecomers to the theater will not be seated until after intermission, so early arrival is urged.

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