University Theatre presents "A Picasso" April 15-16

Release Date: 4/6/2010

Clarksville, Ark. --- The University of the Ozarks Theatre will present "A Picasso" on April 15-16 in the Seay Theatre, located in the university's Walton Fine Arts Center.

The play, which is the annual Cecil and Ruth Boddie Farmer Theatre Production, will begin at 7:30 p.m. each day. Admission is $8 for the public and $6 for senior citizens. There is no reserved seating and the box office opens at 6:45 each evening.

A Picasso, written by Jeffrey Hatcher, centers around the sparks that fly when a passionate and foul-mouthed Pablo Picasso is being interrogated by a German Ministry of Culture official in 1941 Nazi-occupied Paris. This tense, but comic, 60-minute drama paints the conflict between art and politics, between individual liberty and the control of the state, and between men and women. The play contains some adult language.

Cast and Crew of "A Picasso"

Cast and crew of the university theatre production of "A Picasso."

The cast includes freshman theatre major Stephen Kennedy of Bella Vista, Ark., as Pablo Picasso and junior theatre major Brigitte B. Bridoux of Hot Springs, Ark., as Miss Fincher.

The director is Walton Professor of Theatre Pat Farmer; scenic designer is Jenava Moreau, lighting designer is Philip T. Perez, technical director is Theatre Professor Bruce B. Brown, costume designer is Jacqueline Jade Jurcik, graphic designer is Kalea Bennett, stage manager is Lindsey Humphries, sound designer is Trey Scott, and lobby display was coordinated by Rebecca Arnold.

Other crew members include Logan Boone, Clayton Becker, Tori Rhein, Lisa Malcom, Houston Hall, Holly McPherson, Martin Morales, and Catalina Ruiz.

The Cecil and Ruth Boddie Farmer Theatre Production Endowment was established by their children, Dr. Pat Farmer of Clarksville and Mrs. Heber Farmer McKissack of Conway.  The endowment helps fund an annual production by the University Theatre in conjunction with the university’s Alumni Weekend. For more information on the production, please call 979-1349.