Theatre News
Student Directed One-Acts Slated for May 1-2 at MMC
Published Date4\29\2014
Three one-act plays will be presented as final projects for the Spring Play Directing course at Mount Marty College's Yankton campus. The evening of short plays will be presented in the Bistro Second Stage, located in Bede Hall Room 127 on Thursday, May 1 at 9 p.m. and Friday, May 2 at 7 p.m. The plays are open to the public free of charge.

In THE GAME, by Louise Bryant, a gamble between Life and Death will determine the fate of two young geniuses. Will Death win their souls or will the power of Life prevail? Director Krystal Flom adds, "An interesting game between two of history's famous foes." Cast members include Janaya Lewis, Brian Vodvarka, Luke Reeves and Ellie Dickes.

With Jonathan Rand's, CHECK PLEASE, we witness how a series of blind dates can go awry. Director Caitlin Ostrander invites the audience, "If you love to watch other's misfortunes, you will love this play." Cast members include Rachel Shippy, Will Adderley, Nick Adderley, Tessa Carda, Jeremy Behrends, Kyle Anderson, Cydnee Davis and Christian Petrich.

In ONE FOR THE ROAD, by Harold Pinter, a family finds itself on the wrong side of a totalitarian government. Nicolas finds this amusing. Is it? According to director Samantha Tobey, "This play touches on topics that many people avoid or deny. From torture to abuse to death, Nicolas will take you through every level, and then some." Cast members include Billy Danner, Vincent Raia, Janaya Lewis, Luke Reeves and John Hodson. ONE FOR THE ROAD carries a PG-13 rating due to strong language.

For more information, please contact the Director of Theatre, Andrew Henrickson, at 605-668-1495.
MMC Theatre Set to Perform Classic Moliere Comedy
Published Date 2\13\2014
Mount Marty College Theatre brings to the college stage the most famous of Moliere's comedies banned in 1664 by the Archbishop of Paris, TARTUFFE, or The Imposter, or The Hypocrite, follows the antics of the central character who, by feigning religious virtue, seeks to win over - in fact, take over - Orgon's household. Everyone in the house except Orgon sees through the deception of Tartuffe. How far will the family go to expose Tartuffe for the con-man he is? The classic, with an English Verse adaptation by Richard Wilbur, will run Thursday through Saturday, February 27, 28 and March 1, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Marian Auditorium.

TARTUFFE is under the direction of Dr. Adrianne Adderley, with Scenic and Lighting Design by James Hovland, and Costume Design by Dawn Ferris. The cast includes: Billy Danner, Sioux City, IA as Tartuffe; Vincent Raia of Windom, MN as Orgon; Abby Turner of Sioux City, IA as Elmire; Jack Adderley, Yankton, SD as Cleante; Will Adderley, Yankton, SD as Damis; Stacey Schleich, Mitchell, SD as Flippote/Dorine; Caitlin Ostrander, DeSmet, SD as Flippote/Dorine; Ricardo Marroquin, South Sioux City, IA as Valere, with assistance of Stage Manager Catherine Pratt, Le Mars, IA; Assistant Stage Manager Katie Adam, Hope, MI; Hair Designer Lelia Elder, Yankton, SD; House Manager Taylor Hirsch, Yankton, SD; and Box Office Manager Raquel Sutera, Tabor, SD. Production Crew includes Samie Tobey, Norkfolk, NE; Gina Dehtlefsen, Stickney, SD; Ellen Hanson, Vermillion, SD, Natasha Borah, Milbank, SD, Billy Danner, Sioux City, IA, Catherine Pratt, LeMars, IA, Katie Adam, Hope, MI, Matthew Hoines, Beresford, SD; Ryan Oye, Luverne, MN, Grant Flicek, Canton, SD; Nermin Krdzalic, Sioux Falls, SD; Anyut Riak, Khartron, Sudan; Cody Ulmer, Yankton, SD; James Elliot, Estelline, SD; Bud Smith, St. Louis, MO; Dani Gill, Yankton, SD; Mandy O'Malley, North Platte, NE, Zach Bauman, Sioux Falls, SD, Jordyn Borer, Humphrey, NE, Jenece Holzbauer, Wagner, SD, and Kelsey Mesman, Springfield, SD.

TARTUFFE carries a PG-13 rating for Adult Situations. Ticket prices are $8 for adults and $4 for students of any age. Reservations may be made by calling the Theatre Box Office, 668-1234, Monday through Friday, Noon until 5 p.m., beginning Tuesday February 18.

For more information, please contact the MMC Theatre Department at 668-1533 or visit www.mtmc.edu/theatre.
MMC Student Runner-Up in Regional Theatre Competition
Published Date 1\29\2014
MMC freshman theatre major, Catherine Pratt, finished in the Runner-Up position as part of the National Stage Management Fellowship competition in the Region V Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival held on the campus of University of Nebraska-Lincoln January 19-25. Pratt was one of twenty-seven participants in the challenge, and the only freshman level student in the competition.

The challenge is based on the following criteria: professionalism and completeness of the prompt script and other paperwork; effectiveness of coordinating and managing a festival event, based on the respondent's feedback from the regional event coordinator; personal demeanor and communication skills based on a series of interviews; and written material submitted prior to the region festival.

Ms. Pratt presented materials from her recent Stage Manager duties with MMC Theatre's fall musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. She is now currently stage managing MMC Theatre's production of Tartuffe set to open February 27th. Ms. Pratt is from Le Mars, Iowa and the daughter of Kevin and Ruth Pratt.

Visit www.kcactf5.org for more information on the Region V Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival and for more information on Mount Marty College's theatre department visit www.mtmc.edu/theatre or contact Department Chair, Andrew Henrickson at ahenrickson@mtmc.edu.