U of O Theatre to present Seeing Stars in Dixie

Release Date: 3/29/2005

Clarksville, Ark. ---The University of the Ozarks' Theatre Department will present Ron Osborne's play Seeing Stars in Dixie, a gentle portrait of Southern eccentricities, stereotypes and traditions, at 7:30 p.m., April 14 and 15, in the Walton Fine Arts Center.

Seeing Stars in Dixie is set in 1956 in Natchez, Miss. Hollywood and some of its brightest stars have arrived to film a major motion picture titled Raintree County. Competition for a small role in the movie brings out the best, and worst, of the town’s memorable characters. In Osborne’s gentle play, good triumphs over adversity and true love conquers all. This simple, uncomplicated tale is told through dialogue that successfully captures the Southern rhythm and idiom.

The director is Ozarks Theatre Professor Pat Farmer; scenic, lighting and costume designer is Ozarks Theatre Professor Bruce B. Brown; and stage manager is Lacey Kennedy. The cast includes James M. Pritchett as Glease, Shelly D. Muston as Tootie, Ashley Broomfield as Clemmie, Leah Short as Marjorie and Diana Farrow as Jo Beth.

Tickets for the production are $5 each. For more information on the production, please call 479-979-1349.