Humphries, Bridoux to direct One Acts Feb. 9-11

Release Date: 1/27/2011

Clarksville, Ark. --- University of the Ozarks students Lindsey Humphries and Brigitte Bridoux will present their versions of the plays "Overtones" and "Murder by Morning" during three nights of Student Directed One Act Plays on Feb. 9-11 in the Walton Fine Arts Center.

The plays begin at 7:30 each evening in the Seay Theatre. Tickets are $8 for general admission and $6 for senior citizens. The box office opens at 6:45 each evening and there is limited seating.

The one act plays are the culminating experience of the Advanced Directing class and the student directors selected the play, cast the actors and guided the production.

Humphries, a theatre major from Carrollton, Texas, will direct Overtones, written by Alice Gerstenberg. Overtones is considered one of the earliest examples of a play that dramatizes the unconscious on stage. The id and the ego clash as two women face the lives they’ve chosen for themselves. The cast includes Sequoia Moore, Amber Beavers, Jacqueline Jade Jurcik and Alisha Nystrom. Martin Morales will serve as assistant director.

Bridoux, a theatre major from Hot Springs, will direct the Irving Wallace’s Murder by Morning, which centers around a well-known mystery author, suffering from writers block, facing a morning deadline. Inspiration comes from a bizarre and exciting series of events and characters. The assistant director is Rebecca Arnold and the cast includes Morales, David Pluebell, Tori Rhein, Kelsi Ward and Stephen Kennedy.

The crew for the productions includes Advanced Directing Class Instructor Pat Farmer, Technical and Lighting Director Justin Hughes, Graphic Designer Rhein, Stage Manager Trey Scott, Light Board Operator Catalina Ruiz-Salazar, Sound Board Operator Clay Becker, House Manager Rebecca Arnold and Box Office Managers Farmer and Arnold.

For more information on the play, call the Division of Humanities and Arts at 979-1349.