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Curtain rises on K-State Theatre's second stage productions with two one-act comedies Oct. 1-3

Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015 

MANHATTAN — K-State Theatre will begin its second stage performances with an evening of one-act comedies. "Laundry and Bourbon" and "Lone Star" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Oct.1-3 in the new Purple Masque Theatre at Kansas State University's West Stadium.

Love and loyalty are explored in "Laundry and Bourbon" through the hilarious gossip session of three small-town Texas wives whiling away the time folding laundry, watching TV, sipping on bourbon and cola, and gossiping about the many open secrets of small-town life. "Lone Star" begins with the Saturday night carousing of the local good ol' boys in the cluttered backyard of a small-town Texas bar. A Vietnam War soldier, recently returned home, tries to consume copious amounts of beer while regaling tales of his military and amorous exploits.

Director of both productions is Cory Jennett, senior in secondary education-speech, Prairie Village.

Tickets are $8 for adults; $7 for faculty, staff, military and seniors; and $5 for students and youth, plus tax and applicable fees. Tickets 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. Tickets may also be purchased online at k-state.edu/theatre. Fees apply to phone and online orders.

The following students are cast or crew members of "Laundry and Bourbon" or "Lone Star":

Gabby Browne, junior in theatre, Colby, as Hattie; Brooke Merriam, freshman in theatre, Derby, as Elizabeth; Kaitlin Kirby, senior in theatre, Hutchinson, stage manager; Matt Stanley, sophomore in open option, Leawood, as Roy; Sterling Oliver, freshman in theatre, Marysville, as Ray; Elizabeth Cook, senior in theatre, Olathe, as Amy Lee; and Jonah Ericson, sophomore in theatre, Uniontown, as Cletis.


Fatemah Al-Qadfan


K-State Theatre

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Darrah Tinkler

At a glance

K-State Theatre will present the one-act comedies "Laundry and Bourbon" and "Lonestar" at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1-2 in West Stadium's Purple Masque Theatre.