Huntington College Theatre presents Mister Roberts

FOR RELEASE
2002-11-07

Huntington, Ind.— The Huntington College Theatre Department will present Mister Roberts on November 21-23 at 8:00 pm in the Merillat Center for the Arts. Tickets for the show go on sale November 11th. Ticket prices are $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for students and seniors. Seating is festival style only. Call the Huntington College Box Office at (260) 359-4261 to reserve tickets.

Mister Roberts is a Tony Award-winning play written by Thomas Heggen and Joshua Logan. A delightful comedy, the play focuses around Lieutenant (JG) Roberts of the Naval Cargo Ship, AK601, his rowdy crew and his cantankerous Captain. Mister Roberts is the standard tragic hero. Though it is Roberts’ sole desire to serve his country on a Navy Destroyer, he has to go through a series of comical situations to accomplish his goal. After gaining the crew’s respect and appreciation, Mister Roberts is transferred to a destroyer only to meet a fatal destiny.

“The Huntington College Theatre Department chose to present this play in response to the new patriotism that is sweeping our nation as a result of the New York Trade Centers attack,” said Mike Burnett, Assistant Professor of Theater Arts at Huntington College.

Experienced Huntington actors and actresses, as well as a few fresh faces, will perform in November’s performance. The cast includes:

· CAPTAIN: Dr. Bill Bordeaux, Professor of Chemistry

LT. (JG) DOUG ROBERTS: Scott Grinstead, a Theatre-Performance major from Dunbar, W.V.

· DOC: Jed Hutchison, a Theatre-Performance major from Benton, Maine

· ENSIGN PULVER: Josh Scott, a Theatre Design & Technology major from Eagle, Wis.

NURSE: Lisa Collar, an Elementary Education major from Adrian, Mich.

The sailors include:

Josh Middleton, a Graphic Design major from Kingwood, Texas

· Dave Wyneger, a Broadcast Communication major from South Bend, Ind.

Spencer Owen, an Oral Communication major from Rochester, Ill.

Adam Grill, a Business-Management major from Perry, Mich.

Drew Wutke, a Music and Choral Education double major from Girard, Kan.

Noah Varness, a Theatre-Performance major from Morris, Ill.

· Jeff Blossom, a Broadcast Communication major from Fort Wayne, Ind.

· Nathan Doolittle, a Broadcast Communication major from Arcadia, Ohio

· Josh Dawes, an undecided major from Leesburg, Ind.

Dan Olsen, a Theatre-Performance major from Shullsburg, Wis.

Dave Olsen, a Computer Science major from Shullsburg, Wis.

· Josh Gladura, a Theatre-Performance major from Arlington Heights, Ill.

Huntington College is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 60 academic concentrations. US News & World Report ranks Huntington among the Top 10 comprehensive colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington College is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in Huntington, Indiana.

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