Crowder College Theatre presents “Ring of Fire”, by Richard Maltby, Jr., April 27-29, 7:30pm nightly, plus a 2pm matinee on April 29, in the Elsie Plaster Community Center on the Neosho campus. Tickets are available at the door as follows: General Admission – $8; Crowder Students & Staff – $5; Senior Citizens – $4.
This production also has a special event planned for Saturday, April 29, starting at 5:3pm. Crowder’s Aggie Club and Theatre Department have teamed up to offer “Picnic and a Play”. The event will kick off with games on the Quad starting at 5:30pm, dinner at 6:30pm which includes a meal and show ticket. Price for Picnic and a Play is $15-adults; $5 children (ages 3-12). Tickets may be purchased by calling: 417.455.5470.
NaTasha Davies, Director of Theatre, has cast the production with the following:
Brandon Hall plays Johnny Cash, Sam Phillips, Inmate I; Jonah Drake plays .Johnny Cash, Jack Cash, Musician 1, Inmate 2; Austin Fogg plays Johnny Cash, Ray Cash, Musician 2, Inmate 3; Taylor Wright plays Vivian Cash, June Carter Cash; Kenzie Beard plays Carrie Cash
Becky Shaw, Crowder Choir/Music Instructor, has cast the following musicians:
Becky Shaw –Piano/Vocals; Bo Prock – Guitar/Vocals; Michael Clyde – Fiddle/Fire Spinner; NaTasha Davies (Crowder Theatre Director) – Rhythm/Vocals
Stage Management Team by Caitlin Barker, Rodney Rapp, & Sarah Swayne.
From the opening chords of vintage Country to Rockabilly, Rock n’ Roll, searing ballads and gentle songs of love and deep faith, Ring of Fire packs a score with a rich fabric that tells the story of Johnny Cash. The great bio-pic “Walk the Line” told the story of the events, struggles and triumphs of Cash’s life. Ring of Fire gives the music the spotlight, as a core group of talented actor/musicians celebrate the songs that are such a part of our collective experience.