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Neighbors, comedy mingle in 'Detroit' at Purple Masque Theatre

Monday, Sept. 30, 2013



MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University's K-State Theatre will open its 2013-2014 "second season" -- or Purple Masque Theatre productions -- with "Detroit" by Lisa D'Amour at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3-5 in East Stadium's Purple Masque Theatre.

Somewhere in the suburbs of a mid-size city, Ben and Mary welcome into their lives the rootless couple that moves in next door. But as this foursome bonds over backyard barbecues, the neighborly connection they find threatens to unravel the lives they've built and change them forever. A comedy,"Detroit" exposes the nerves that live just under the surface of American life today.

Tickets are $7 for the general public, seniors and military, and $4 for students, plus taxes and applicable fees. They can be purchased in person 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. Fees will apply to phone orders.

Student cast and crew members for "Detroit" include:

James Sherwood, senior in accounting and theatre, Derby, as Ben; Chase Rossman, freshman in pre-psychology and theatre, Gardner, set design; Manasseh McPike, junior in theatre and international studies, Hutchinson, as Frank; Kelsey Sheff, freshman in theatre, Manhattan, lighting design; Victoria Ptacek, sophomore in theatre, Russell, as Sharon; Devan Castle, senior in theatre, Salina, sound design; Lucy McDonald, sophomore in history and theatre, Topeka, costume design; Benton Coon, sophomore in theatre, Waterville, as Kenny; and Dylan Rogerson, junior in theatre, Wichita, director.

From out of state: Danielle Golway, junior in mass communications, McKinney, Texas, as Mary.


Marci Maullar


Purple Masque Theatre

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Derby, Hutchinson, Manhattan, Russell, Salina, Topeka, Waterville and Wichita, Kan.; and McKinney Texas

Written by

Darrah Tinkler

At a glance

The comedy "Detroit," a comedy by Lisa D'Amour, will open K-State Theatre's 2013-1014 Purple Masque Theatre season at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3-5 in the East Stadium theatre.