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ASU Theatre announces cast for February production of ‘Talk Radio’

Feb. 6, 2009 -
- ASU Theatre announces the cast for its third production of the year, “Talk Radio,” by Eric Bogosian. “Talk Radio” will be performed Friday-Saturday, Feb. 13-14 and Tuesday-Wednesday, Feb. 17-18 at 7:30 p.m. at Fowler Center, 201ASU Theatre presents "Talk Radio," opening Friday, Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m., Fowler Center. Olympic Drive, Jonesboro. A “meet the company” dessert reception will follow the Friday, Feb.13 opening night performance.

“Talk Radio” is about a contentious radio host, Barry Champlain, who thrives on insulting the sad people who call in the middle of the night. His show is about to get national syndication, and his producer is worried he’ll have to clean up his act, or chance offending the sponsors.  This outrageous comedy, written by Eric Bogosian, will charm any audience.

The production is under the stage direction of Molly Simpson, professor of Theatre. 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 Lauren Emerson, a junior theatre major from Poplar Bluff. The position of assistant stage manager will be filled by Matt Morgan of Jonesboro.

The cast includes Jared Weston, a senior theatre major from Paragould, as Barry Champlain; Ben Gibson, a junior theatre major from Jacksonville, as Stu Noonan; Josh Miles, a freshman theatre major from Little Rock, as Spike; Meredith Hendrix, a sophomore theatre major from Jonesboro, as Linda Macarthur; Rob Spencer, a junior theatre major from Leachville, as Dan Woodruff; Anthony Dotson, a sophomore managing and marketing major from Inglewood, Cali., as Sidney Greenberg; Morgan Henard, a junior theatre major from Brinkley, as Bernie; Michael Trevino, a freshman theatre major from Jonesboro, as Kent; Alina Freeman, a sophomore theatre major from Little Rock, as Dr. Susan Fleming; and Ceciley Sullivan, a freshman theatre major from Cabot, as Rachel.  Aleigha Morton, a sophomore theater major from Searcy, Katelyn Mathis, a junior theatre minor from Corning, and Kwmane Gorins, a sophomore theatre major from Dermott, will play radio show callers.

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 at  Reserved seating tickets (if available) may be purchased at the door on the evening of the performance. Reservations are highly recommended.

Children younger than 6 years old are not admitted to the ASU Theatre. Latecomers to the theatre will not be seated until after intermission, so early arrival is urged.

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