Huntington University Theatre Co. to present 'Scapin'

FOR RELEASE
2009-03-20
Huntington, Ind.—The Huntington University Theatre Company will present “Scapin” at 7:30 p.m. on April 2-3 and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. on April 4 in the Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts.

Vaudeville and Commedia dell’arte are seamlessly woven into an uproarious fable of scheming lovers, mistaken identities and clownish greedy servants. Balancing on a delicately taut tightrope of mischief and revenge, the crafty servant Scapin promises to help two pairs of wide-eyes lovers while juggling an array of elaborate disguises to keep their wealthy fathers from discovering the truth. Remaining true to Moliere’s classic farcical tale from the seventeenth century, this fresh and side-splitting adaptation adds a late twentieth century spin to the language and hilarious non-stop action.


Scapin (Jon Huffman) convinces Sylvestre (Glen Pearson) to play a "thug."

Tickets are $12 for general admission, $10 for students and seniors, $6 for children 13 and younger, $5 for Huntington University students, and $9 for Huntington University faculty and staff. For tickets or more information, call the Merillat Centre for the Arts Box Office at (260) 359-4261.

The production is directed by Jay Duffer, visiting professor of theatre. “Scapin” was adapted from “Moliere” by Bill Erwin and Mark O’Donnell.


Scapin (Jon Huffman) avoids the advances of Nerine (Alicia Bonham).

Cast

Scapin: Jon Huffman, a senior theatre performance and English double major from Traverse City, Mich.

Sylvestre: Glen Pearson, a sophomore theatre performance major from Naperville, Ind.

Geronte: Courtney Swenson, a sophomore theatre performance major from Landenberg, Pa.

Argonte: Kate Smith, a freshman theatre performance major from Centerville, Ohio

Octave: Phil Black, a sophomore theatre performance major from Fort Wayne, Ind.


Scapin (Jon Huffman) avoids the advances of Nerine (Alicia Bonham).

Leander: Matthias Austin, a junior theatre performance and political studies double major from Wheaton, Ill.

Hyacinth: Mary Russell, a sophomore theatre performance major from Columbia, Mo

Zerbinette: Rebekah Posegate, a senior theatre education major from Lake Villa, Ill.

Nerine: Alicia Bonham, a junior theatre performance major from Upland, Ind.


Scapin (Jon Huffman) avoids the advances of Nerine (Alicia Bonham).

George (The Mute Pianist): Jason Eberly, a junior film studies major from Fort Wayne, Ind.

Gendarmes/Porters: Cassie Mansheim, a senior psychology major from Burnsville, Minn., and Lucy Luedeke, a freshman theatre performance major from Fort Wayne, Ind.


Octave (Phil Black, center) elicits the help of Scapin (Jon Huffman, left) and Sylvestre (Glen Pearson, right).

Messenger: Bethany Edlund, a sophomore theatre performance major from Fort Wayne, Ind.

Crew

Director: Jay Duffer, visiting professor of theatre

Scenic and Costume Designer: Michael Slane, assistant professor of theatre

Lighting Designer: Nathan Capriglione, a junior theatre design and technology major from Auburn, Ind.

Lighting Consultant: Michael Metzdorf of Kokomo, Ind.

Stage Manager and Sound Designer: Andrew Edmonds, a junior theatre design and technology major from Beloit, Wis.

Assistant Stage Manager: Meagan Heffner, a freshman theatre performance major from Reading, Pa.

Deck Chief: Ryan Arent, a sophomore theatre design and technology major from Grand Rapids, Mich.

Props Mistress: Amber Dawn Katulic, a theatre design and tech major from Winter Garden, Fla.

Costume Shop Foreman: Abi Allwein, a senior theatre performance major from Fort Wayne, Ind.

Hair Designer: Lindsay Hoops, a sophomore theatre performance major from Leo, Ind.

Costume Designer: Cassandra Quinn-Dyar, a senior theatre performance and sociology double major from Bedford, Ind.

Master Electrician: Kendra Kendall, a freshman theatre design and technology major from Mount Vernon, Ind.

Assistant Lighting: Nate Martin, a sophomore theatre design and technology major from Logansport, Ind.

Crew: Samantha Freeman, a sophomore theatre performance major from Portland, Ind., and Joel Stockton, a freshman theatre performance major from New Carlisle, Ind.

House Manager: Nick Kight, a freshman public relations major from Greenwood, Ind.

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Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).  
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Heather Barkley
Director of Communications
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Joanne Green
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