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Theatre opens with 'Sideman'
on Feb. 10 in Drama Theatre
Jan. 25, 2006 -- The Arkansas State University
Theatre in Jonesboro will open the third production of the 2005-2006
season on Friday, Feb. 10, with the Tony Award-winning drama Sideman
by Warren Leight.
Sideman will be performed in the Drama Theatre at Fowler Center, 201
Olympic Drive. Additional performances are scheduled for Saturday, Feb.
11, and Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 14 and 15, all at 7:30 p.m.
The ASU Theatre production is under the stage direction of Stacy Alley,
assistant professor of theatre. Scenic and lighting design will be under
the direction of Jeff McLaughlin, assistant professor of theatre. Kelly
Schaefer, assistant professor of theatre, will serve as costume
designer. Stage management duties for the season opening production have
been assigned to Ashlee Wiseman, a junior theatre major from Searcy.
The cast includes Brooklyn Scalzo, a senior theatre major from Memphis
as Terry Glimmer; William Rowland, a senior theatre major from
Jacksonville as Clifford Glimmer; Paul Harrell, a junior theatre major
from Jonesboro as Gene Glimmer; Haley Rose Grisham, a freshman theatre
major from Sherwood as Patsy; Ross Willett, a senior theatre major from
Jonesboro as Al; Jeremy Bukauskas, a freshman theatre major from Cordova
as Ziggy; and Jeremy Smith, a sophomore theatre major from Wynne as
Winner of the 1999 Tony Award for best new play, Sideman is a lovely
and poignant memory play, which unfolds through the eyes of Clifford,
the only son of Gene, a trumpet player, and Terry, his alcoholic mother.
Alternating between the New York City apartment and smoke-filled music
club, Clifford narrates the story of his broken family and the decline
The production company will be honored with a post-show dessert
reception in the lobby following the opening night performance.
Tickets may be purchased (reserved seating) in advance for $7 at the ASU
Central Box Office in the Convocation Center or by calling 870-972-ASU1.
Reserved seating tickets (if available) may be purchased at the door on
the evening of the performance for $9. Advanced reservations are highly
This play contains adult language and subject matter and is not
recommended for audience members under the age of 16. Children under the
age of 6 years old will not be admitted.
Please arrive early, as latecomers will not be seated until
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