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Summer Children’s Theatre opens with
Nick Tickle, Fairy Tale Detective
June 8, 2006 - The Arkansas State University Theatre
will open the 2006 ASU Summer Children’s Theatre season with “Nick
Tickle, Fairy Tale Detective” by Steph Deferie.
“Join Nick as he sets out to locate the Mysterious Figure who’s been
pilfering all the props! He may require some help from the audience, but
Nick Tickle is out to solve his toughest case
ever. There’s sure to be plenty of clever audience participation
and lots of laughs for junior detectives and their grown-ups,” according
to a Theatre spokesman.
Under the stage direction of Molly Simpson, professor of theatre, the
cast for the season opening production includes William Rowland, a
senior theatre major from Jacksonville, as Nick Tickle/Father/Jack;
Whitney Elliot, a sophomore theatre major from Magnolia, as Gretel/Stage
Manager/Woody The Tree/Baby Bear; Megan Gates, a sophomore theatre major
from Drasco, as Felicity/Mother/Gingerbread Child; Ben Gibson, a
sophomore theatre major from Jacksonville, as Hansel/Funny Little
Man/Father Bear/Wolf; Haley Rose Grisham, a sophomore theatre major from
Sherwood, as Goldilocks/Mysterious Figure; and Misty Clark, a senior
theatre major from Jonesboro, as Granny/Witch/Mother Bear.
The production design team includes costume and makeup design by Kelly
Schaefer, assistant professor of theatre, scenic design and technical
direction by Jeff McLaughlin, assistant professor of theatre, and
lighting design by Bob Simpson, professor of theatre. Carl Heyl, a
junior theatre major from Jonesboro, will serve as stage manager.
Performance dates are Wednesday, June 21, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.,
Thursday, June 22, at 10a.m., and Friday, June 23, at 10 a.m. and 7:30
p.m. This production of Nick Tickle, Fairy Tale Detective is
sponsored by Brackett-Krennerich & Associates, Architects, of Jonesboro.
All performances will be held at Fowler Center on the ASU campus. All
seating is reserved. Tickets should be purchased in advance at the
ASU Central Box Office in the Convocation Center for $4, by calling
972-ASU1, or online at tickets.astate.edu. Tickets may also
be purchased at the door (if available) on the day of the performance
for $5 each. Advance reservations are highly recommended.
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