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ASU Theatre presents 'Nice People
Dancing to Good Country Music,' opening Nov. 12
November 2, 2010
The Arkansas State University Theatre announces the cast of the November
production of “Nice People Dancing to Good Country Music”
by Lee Blessing.
The second production of the season
is a sharply drawn and very funny play about the personal heartaches and
public eccentricities of two women living over a good-ole-boy bar in
Houston, Texas. Performance dates are Friday-Saturday, Nov.
12-13, and Tuesday-Wednesday, Nov. 16-17. All performances will be held
at 7:30 p.m. at Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro. A “meet
the company” dessert reception will follow the Nov. 12 opening night
Eve Wilfong, who lives over the Nice People
Dancing to Good Country Music Bar, is paid a visit by her niece
Catherine Empanger, a novice nun who has been asked to leave her
convent. It seems Catherine suffers from a curious compulsion to yell
obscenities at the wrong moment and even bark like a dog.
Roy, an honest if simple fellow
from the bar downstairs, wants to court Catherine whether she's a nun or
not. Eve feels she should give her niece the benefit of her experiences
with men before allowing her to venture back into the mad modern country
The ASU Theatre’s production of “Nice People Dancing to Good
Country Music” is under the stage direction of Bob
Simpson, professor of Theatre. Scenic design will be by Jeff McLaughlin,
assistant professor of Theatre; lighting design is by Charles Monte, a
graduate student in theatre from Newport, Washington; and Claire
Garrard, assistant professor of Theatre, will serve as costume designer.
Gaylon Tyner, a senior theatre major from Jonesboro, serves as sound
designer. Stage management duties for the production have been assigned
to Kathryn Jackson, a junior theatre major from Jonesboro.
The cast includes Ben
Griffin, a senior theatre major from Jacksonville, as Jim; Matt Morgan,
a junior theatre major from Jonesboro, as Roy; Aleigha Morton, a senior
theatre major from Searcy, as Catherine; Jordan Phillips, a freshman
theatre major from El Dorado, as Jason; and Holland Taylor, a
post-graduate student from Jonesboro, as Eve.
Tickets for all performances are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. All
seating is reserved. Tickets should be purchased in advance at the ASU
Central Box Office in the Convocation Center, by calling 972-ASU1, or
Advanced reservations are highly recommended. Visit the
ASU Theatre online
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