Hastings College presents “44 Plays for 44 Presidents”

Enjoy an array of funny to touching to just plain odd, historically accurate shows as Hastings College presents, “44 Plays for 44 Presidents”. The production runs from Thursday, October 4 – Saturday, October 6 at 8:00 p.m., and on Sunday, October 7 at 2:00 p.m. Additionally, HC will host a special election night performance will be on Tuesday, November 6 at 8:00 p.m. All performances will be in the Scott Studio Theatre (806 N. Turner Ave.) The play does contain minimal adult language.

The Box Office opens Thursday, September 27 and will remain open Monday-Friday from noon to 5 p.m.  Tickets are $8 general and $5 for seniors and non-HC students. Call (402) 461-7380 or e-mail tickets@hastings.edu.

Hastings College joins 44 other theatre companies across the U.S. simultaneously producing the play leading up to the 2012 Presidential Election. In conjunction with the festival, HC will exhibit local artists’ renditions of America’s 44 presidents in the Scott Theatre. Then, during the week of the 2013 Presidential Election, HC will show a feature film with footage from the productions across the country. On election night, all 44 companies will simultaneously perform the play as results are tallied.

Hastings College Department of Theatre Arts presents
44 Plays for 44 Presidents
By Andy Bayiates, Sean Benjamin, Genevra Gallo-Bayiates, Chloë Johnston, and Karen Weinberg
An evening of 44 funny, touching, and plain odd short plays, chronicling the history of the American Presidency.

Kyle Bell – Julesburg, CO
Zakary Burns – Oxford, NE
Robby Collins – Papillion, NE
Emily Funkey – Hastings, NE
Jacob Gilchrist – Colorado Springs, CO
Becca Holloway – Grand Island, NE
Johnny Johnson – Grand Island, NE
Andy Jones – Bladen, NE
Sallie Myers – Thermopolis, WY
Emma Parrish – Sterling, CO
Abby Phelps – Emporia, KS
Beth Wilkins – Omaha, NE

Directed by Jim Fritzler, Professor of Theatre Arts
Scenic and Property Designer by Annette M. Vargas, Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts
Costumes Designer by Margaret Marsh, Adjunct Professor in Costuming
Lighting Designer by Bernie Tushaus, Professor of Theatre and Communications
Sound and Projections Designer by Alex Eisele, Greeley, CO
Stage Manager – Tyler Donovan, Thorton, CO
     Assistant Stage Manager – Alex Goerner, Mead, CO
Scenic Crew Head – Patrick White, Omaha, NE
Costumes Crew Head – Lindsey Wilkens, Castle Rock, CO
Lights Crew Head/Assistant Designer – Beth Wilkins, Omaha, NE
      Assistants – Thomas Olsen, Grand Island, NE
                           Lisa Carpenter, Hastings, NE
Sounds and Projections Assistants – Holly Wolfe, Danburg, NE
                                                                    Aaron Pierce, Cozad, NE    
Prop Master – Keely Lindblad, Hastings, NE
     Assistant – Cassie Reid, Littleton, CO
Box Office/House Manager – Amy Kaestner, Gibbon, NE
     Assistant – Katherine Arias, Lexington, NE

Note to Media: Press nights are at 7 p.m., Monday, October 1 or 8 p.m., Tuesday, October 2 in Scott Studio Theatre (806 N. Turner Ave.). For more information, contact Jim Fritzler at (402) 461-7348 or jfritzler@hastings.edu.

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