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Award-winning opera 'The Consul' at Mark A. Chapman Theatre March 3-6

Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016


MANHATTAN — Kansas State University's School of Music, Theatre, and Dance will present the award-winning opera "The Consul" at 7:30 p.m. March 3-5 and at 2:30 p.m. March 6 in the Mark A. Chapman Theatre at Nichols Hall.

Gian-Carlo Menotti's opera and Cold War-era thriller won the Pulitzer Prize for music in 1950, the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for best musical play, and ran for more than 280 performances on Broadway. It depicts a woman in an unnamed totalitarian country trying desperately to secure a visa so she, her child and her mother may join her dissident husband across the border.

"The Consul" is directed by Reginald Pittman, professor of voice.

Tickets are $15 for adults; $13 for faculty/staff, military and seniors; and $10 for students and youth, 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. Monday through Friday, or by phone at 785-532-6428. Tickets also may be purchased online at k-state.edu/theatre. Fees apply to phone and online orders.

The following Kansas State University students are in the cast of "The Consul":

Karis Dolenz, senior in music education, Atchison, as Secretary; Cooper McGuire, sophomore in music education, Gardner, as Assan; Madison Boyer, junior in applied music, Kingman, as Vera Boronel; Christian Blackburn, senior in applied music, Lakin, as Mr. Kofner; Rachel Hunt, senior in music, as Foreign Woman, and Brian Ingalsbe, senior in applied music, as Police Agent, both from Manhattan; and Kelly Urschel, sophomore in applied music, Overland Park, as Mother.

From out of state:

Matthew Cyphert, masters graduate in music, Blairsville, Pennsylvania as John; Mitchell Jerko, master's student in music, St. Marys, Pennsylvania, as Nika Magadoff; Samuel Wilson, sophomore in applied music, Fort Worth, Texas, as Nika Magadoff; and Ivy Calvert, senior in applied music, Burke, Virginia, as Anna Gomez.


Fatmah Al-Qadan


K-State Theatre

News tip:

Atchison, Gardner, Kingman, Lakin, Manhattan and Overland Park, Kansas; Blairsville and St. Marys, Pennsylvania; Fort Worth, Texas; and Burke, Virginia

Written by

Malorie Wagner