Psychological mystery opens Purple Masque Theatre's season
Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014
MANHATTAN — The first production in Kansas State University's Purple Masque Theatre for the 2014-15 school year will be "Monkey, Monkey, Bottle of Beer, How Many Monkeys Have We Here?" by Marsha Sheiness.
The play will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 2-4 in the Purple Masque Theatre. The theatre is in East Stadium, which is just west of the K-State Student Union and the parking garage.
This psychological mystery is set in the waiting room of a clinic where five mothers await word on the future of their children with disabilities. They have been given the opportunity to change their children into geniuses, and the play explores the hopes, fears and guilt of each woman. As the drama unfolds, the very nature of parent-child love is examined. Cory Jennett, senior in secondary education-speech, Prairie Village, will direct the play.
Tickets are $7 for adults, and $4 for students, plus tax 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. weekdays, or by phone at 785-532-6428. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.k-state.edu/theatre. Fees apply to phone and online orders.
Along with Jennett, students involved in cast and crew include:
Gabrielle Browne, sophomore in theatre, Colby, Mrs. Luther; Mitch Ward, junior in theatre, Colwich, Joe; Ellyn Calvert, senior in theatre, Kansas City, Mrs. Todd; Erin Ressegieu, junior in English, Lenexa, Mrs. Amber; and Tori Ptacek, junior in theatre, Russell, Mrs. Evans.
From out of state: Katherine Boulanger, sophomore in theatre, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Nurse; and Dani Golway, senior in mass communications, McKinney, Texas, Mrs. Lewis.