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Operas 'The Old Maid and the Thief' and 'Trial by Jury' at Chapman Theatre March 6-9

Tuesday, March 3, 2014

       

 

MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University Opera presents the one-act operas "The Old Maid and the Thief" by Gian Carlo Menotti and "Trial by Jury" by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan at 7:30 p.m. March 6-8 and 2:30 p.m. March 9 in the Mark A. Chapman Theatre in Nichols Hall.

The operas bring a lighthearted satire and a twisted tale of morals and evil. "Trial by Jury" is a comedic opera concerning a trial for a breach-of-promise marriage, and "The Old Maid and the Thief" is a radio opera following a small-town woman and a tale of evil, womanly power. Both are directed by Reginald Pittman, professor of music. Kathy Voecks, assistant professor of theatre, is the scenic designer; Dana Pinkston, associate professor of theatre, is costume designer; and John Uthoff, associate professor, is lighting designer.

Tickets are $14 for the general public, $12 for seniors and military, and $9 for students, plus tax and applicable fees. They can be purchased at the McCain Auditorium box office from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays or by phone at 785-532-6428. Tickets may also be purchased online at http://www.k-state.edu/theatre. Fees apply to phone and online orders.

Students in the cast and crew include:

Mallory Rathbun, senior in applied music, Ellsworth, public member in "Trial by Jury."

From Greater Kansas City: Katherine Cross, senior in applied music, Kansas City, Mo., bridesmaid in "Trial by Jury"; Drew Szczesny, senior in music, Lenexa, barrister in "Trial by Jury"; Rebekah Watzig, junior in applied music, Olathe, Miss Pinkerton in "Old Maid and the Thief"; Nick Gillock, senior in music education, foreman of the jury in "Trial by Jury," Nate Hixson, senior in music, accompanist, Elise Poehling, junior in applied music,Laetitia in "Old Maid and the Thief," and Sarah Wirtz, senior in applied music, Miss Todd in "Old Maid and the Thief," all from Overland Park.

Drew Reisner, junior in theatre, Hoisington, lighting designer;

From Hutchinson: Jacob Bleything, senior in applied music, man of the jury in "Trial by Jury"; and Alex Spence, senior in music education, counsel for the plaintiff in "Trial by Jury."

Joshua Tackett, master's student in music, Kanopolis, man of the jury in "Trial by Jury."

From Manhattan: Rachel Hunt, sophomore in applied music, Angelina the plaintiff in "Trial by Jury"; Brian Ingalsbe, senior in applied music, man of the jury in "Trial by Jury"; Anna Rider-Gard, master's student in music, member of the public in "Trial by Jury"; Jonathan Strom, sophomore in applied music, the usher in "Trial by Jury"; and Chris Zimmerman, senior in music education, barrister in "Trial by Jury."

Shannon Moore, senior in music, Paola, member of the public in "Trial by Jury"; and Grant Stucky, senior in elementary education, Topeka, Edwin the defendant in "Trial by Jury."

From out of state:

Ivy Calvert, sophomore in applied music, Fort Irwin, Calif.,bridesmaid in "Trial by Jury"; Sarah Stoulil, senior in applied music, Pocahontas, Iowa, bridesmaid in "Trial by Jury"; Aeriel Dodson, senior in applied music, Blue Springs, Mo., bridesmaid in "Trial by Jury"; Robert Roth, master's student in music, Comstock, Neb., man of the jury in "Trial by Jury"; Randall Frye, master's student in music, Polk, Pa., Learned Judge in "Trial by Jury"; Erin Koolman, master's student in music, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., member of the public in "Trial by Jury"; and Donovan Woods, senior in applied music, Bedford, Texas, Bob in "Old Maid and the Thief."

Source

Marci Maullar
785-532-6878
marcima@k-state.edu

Website

K-State Theatre


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Ellsworth, Hoisington, Hutchinson, Kanopolis, Lenexa, Manhattan, Overland Park, Paola and Topeka, Kan.; Fort Irwin, Calif.; Pocahontas, Iowa; Blue Springs and Kansas City, Mo.; Comstock, Neb.; Polk and Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; and Bedford, Texas.

Written by

Darrah Tinkler
785-532-2535
media@k-state.edu

At a glance

Tickets are on sale now for the Kansas State University Opera performances of "Old Maid and the Thief" and "Trial by Jury." The operas will be presented at 7:30 p.m. March 6-8 and 2:30 p.m. March 9 in the Mark A. Chapman Theatre in Nichols Hall. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.k-state.edu/theatre or by calling 785-532-6428.