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Theatre presents 'Private Lives'

Published: Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Updated: Thursday, November 10, 2011 14:11

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ASU Press Release

    The ASU Theatre announces the cast of the fall production of Noel Coward's "Private Lives," one of the most flippant plays ever written.

    Elyot and Amanda, once married and now honeymooning with new spouses at the same hotel, meet by chance, reignite the old spark and impulsively elope. After days of being reunited, they again find their fiery romance alternating between passions of love and anger.

    Performances of "Private Lives" will be at 7:30 p.m. on Friday-Saturday, Nov. 11-12, and Monday-Wednesday, Nov. 14-16.

    A "meet the company" dessert reception will follow the Nov. 11 opening night performance. All performances will take place in Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro.

    The ASU Theatre's production of "Private Lives" is under the stage direction of Lisa Bohn, assistant professor of Theatre. Scenic and Lighting design will be by Jeff McLaughlin, assistant professor of Theatre, and Claire Garrard, assistant professor of Theatre, will serve as costume designer. Samantha Cole, a junior theatre major from Jonesboro, will serve as stage manager.

    The cast includes Jordan Seitz, a junior theatre major from Little Rock as Sibyl; Ben Griffin, a senior theatre major from Jacksonville as Elyot; Hunter Moody, a junior theatre major from Walnut Ridge as Victor; Rose Milligan, a theatre graduate student from Higden as Amanda; and Payton Overturf, a freshman theatre major from Cabot, as Louise.

    All seating is reserved, and tickets for reserved seating may be purchased in advance at the ASU Central Box Office in the Convocation Center, or by calling 972-ASU1. Tickets are also available online at http://www2.astate.edu/tickets/ --click the ticket icon or the tickets tab in the menu bar.

    Reserved seating tickets, if available, may be purchased at the door on the evening of the performance. Ticket prices for ASU Theatre's 2010-11 season performances are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Purchasing tickets in advance is highly recommended.

    This play contains adult language and subject matter. Children younger than six years old are not admitted to the ASU Theatre. Please arrive early; latecomers will not be seated until intermission.

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