COLUMBUS, Miss. -- The Department of Theatre at The W will present its first production of the semester with the Broadway hit, “The Good Doctor,” Nov. 7-9 at 7:30 p.m. in Cromwell Communications Center.
“The Good Doctor” is a comedy written by Tony award-winning playwright Neil Simon and contains vignettes based on short stories by Anton Chekhov.
Lee Crouse, visiting assistant professor of theatre, said, “I love comedy and especially the physical comedy experienced in several of Simon’s pieces. These plays contain witty, honest and thought-provoking moments for several characters.”
Theatre majors and other students at The W have taken a role in this play by being a part of the cast, lighting, staging, set, costumes, props and stage management.
“The students and I have shared a lot of laughs throughout the rehearsal process, and we look forward to sharing these discoveries with our audiences,” said Crouse.
Play participants include:
Cast: Tommy Parsons: Columbus Gavin Mendus: Monticello Karen Thead: Starkville Chris Ambrose: Durant NaTosha DeVon: Kosciusko Saudai Jackson: Vaiden Leah Thompson: Tupelo Naomi Page: Ocean Springs Abi Wiggins: Senatobia Casey Duke: Corinth Kevin Barkman: Carriere Ray Sizemore: Nanih Waiya Parker Yarbrough: Columbus Johnathan Best: Columbus Joseph Burns: Columbus
Set: Bronwyn Teague: Tupelo Lindsay Tanner: Tupelo Evan Trease: Hamilton Olivia Stevens: Arkabutla Kaitlyn Pyles: Horn Lake Kevin Barkman: Carriere Johnathan Best
Lighting: Casey Duke: Corinth Ray Sizemore: Nanih Waiya Chris Ambrose: Durant Emma Rabalais: Pass Christian
Costumes: Joseph Musgrove: Columbus Abi Wiggins: Senatobia Naomi Page: Ocean Springs Caryann Malone: Aberdeen Macy Robertson: Vernon, Ala. Ra'Jeen Pomerlee: Bruce
Props: Parker Yarbrough: Columbus Karen Thead: Starkville Arianna Benford: Horn Lake
Makeup: Saudai Jackson: Vaiden Leah Thompson: Tupelo Quishanta Cummings: Clarksdale
Sound: Katie Welch: Belden
Stage Management: Mary Wildsmith: Damascus, MD Alison Miller: Hamilton
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