Concordia Theatre presents: A Murder is Announced Oct. 29-31

Published by Logan Tuttle 1 month ago on Wed, Oct 27, 2021 2:14 PM
Concordia University, Nebraska Theatre will perform three showings of A Murder is Announced Oct. 29 and 30 at 7 p.m., and Oct. 31 at 2 p.m., at Olde Glory Theatre in Seward.

Concordia University, Nebraska Theatre will perform three showings of A Murder is Announced Oct. 29 and 30 at 7 p.m., and Oct. 31 at 2 p.m., at Olde Glory Theatre in Seward.

“With the renovation of the Music Center, it was generous of Olde Glory Theatre to host our mainstage shows this fall and spring,” Bryan Moore, the show’s director and professor of communication and theatre arts, said.

The play, by Leslie Darbon, is adapted from Agatha Christie’s novel, about a newspaper advertisement announcing a murder taking place at a private home, surprising its residents and their friends. When the time comes, surprising events result in a death and much confusion about what really happened and who is responsible. One of Christie’s recurring mystery characters, Miss Marple, provides her insight and assistance to analyze the clues and solve this case, which includes missing persons, mistaken identities and hidden motives.

“This weekend’s performance also marks the 50th set design Robert Olson has done for Concordia Theatre, which is an amazing accomplishment,” Moore said. “We are grateful for the passion and commitment he brings to his designs and set buildings, and for the training and care he provides to our students.”

 

Cast and crew for A Murder is Announced includes:

Cast

Faith Jonas, junior, St. Louis, Missouri, playing Julia Simmons

Miriam Wolf, senior, St. Louis, Missouri, playing Miss Blacklock

Grace O’Neal, senior, Spirit Lake, Iowa, playing Dora Bunner

Brett Mueller, senior, Concordia, Missouri, playing Patrick Simmons

Harley Storie, sophomore, Valley Park, Missouri, playing Mitzi

Kenna Miller, senior, York, Nebraska, playing Miss Marple

Elizabeth Ascher, freshman, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, playing Phillipa Haymes

Haley Compton, junior, Papillion, Nebraska, playing Mrs. Swettenham

Adam Prince, sophomore, O’Fallon, Missouri, playing Edmund Swettenham

Laura Hellwege, junior, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, playing Rudy Scherz

Jordan Fasnacht, freshman, Bellevue, Nebraska, playing Inspector Craddock

Colin Thuringer, freshman, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, playing Sergeant Mellors

 

Crew

Bryan Moore, professor of communication and theatre arts, director

Mikayla Lowe, senior, Atchison, Kansas, assistant director/stage manager

Robert Olson, staff, scenery design

Alexa Spale, staff, costume design

Faith Brown, junior, Concordia, Missouri, lighting

Parker Reece, freshman, McCordsville, Indiana, sound

Chloe Brown, sophomore, Concordia, Missouri, props

Logan Matters, senior, Overland Park, Kansas, scenery construction

Eleanor Clausing, sophomore, Washington, Missouri, scenery construction

Tiffany Hovendick, senior, Milford, Nebraska, scenery construction

Julie Oetting, freshman, Belvidere, Illinois, costume construction

Lydia Eliason, senior, Grand Island, Nebraska, costume construction