WILSON, N.C. — November 3, 2022 — The cast is about to rehearse the final scene of a thrilling murder mystery when the director is discovered on the set. Dead. A victim of his own play. Come to the Kennedy Family Theatre on the campus of Barton College for some fun and mayhem as the accusations fly and everyone is a suspect in “The Night I Died in the Palace Theatre” by Pat Cook.
Performances are scheduled for Thursday through Saturday evenings, Nov. 10-12, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 13 at 3 p.m. Advance reservations are required. Visit www.barton.edu/theatre to reserve tickets: $12 adults; $6 child, senior, and military; and $10 Barton Faculty/Staff. Barton students are admitted free with I.D. and advance reservation.
“It is a comedy of characters for sure, and I look forward to showcasing our students with some very talented veteran actors on our stage,” shared Sherry Lee Allen, director of Theatre at Barton. “It’s a perfect theatrical production for the black box this fall.
“Take a leading role in this ‘whodunnit’ as the audience joins the cast in navigating a final act of new and dramatic scenes with the police in an unexpected crime investigation. Will you lend your help to solve the crime?”
This comedic play within a play is directed by Allen, with costumes and properties designed by Dorothy Austin-Harrell and technical direction provided by Michael Dornemann. The cast includes Barton College junior theatre majors: Alyssa Krasovich, Jordan Peartree and freshman theatre majors: Christian Hodges, Tamaira Hawkins, Ella Beute. Rounding out the cast is Savanna Ramirez, CJ Winston, and invited guest artists Dr. Jane Kolunie, Skylar McKinney, Thomas Primerano, Davis Stone Barton ’21, and Adam Twiss, former director of Theatre at Barton. The stage manager is Emily Vaughn and assistant stage manager is Sarah James. Assistant director for the production is senior theatre major Morgan Tripp.
For additional information, contact Sherry Lee Allen, Theatre at Barton, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 252-399-6492.