April 15, 2009
Perfection or chaos will erupt when Morningside College students Trey K. Blackburn and Beau Sudtelgte present a one-act play after only 72 hours of preparation during the theatre marathon on Saturday, April 18, at 7 p.m. in the Klinger-Neal Theatre, 3700 Peters Avenue.
The public is invited to this free event, which is sponsored by Morningside’s Academic and Cultural Art Series (ACAS) and presented by Alpha Psi Omega, a theatrical fraternity at Morningside.
The theatre students will perform “Asylum” by Jerome McDonough, a play emphasizing simple theatre and requiring innovative ideas about performance and skills. The plot covers ideas about the struggle to be an individual and live in a way that one sees fit without trying to be “fixed” or healed by an outside force. This presentation is part of Blackburn’s and Sudtelgte’s senior project. They will lead a discussion about the theatre marathon process after the performance.
The cast of “Asylum” will rehearse, build, and create the show within a 72-hour window. The cast is as follows: Trey K. Blackburn, a senior from Sioux City; Beau Sudtelgte, a senior from Le Mars, Iowa; Tanya Anderson, a 2008 Morningside graduate from Piedmont, S.D.; Michael “Tennessee” Bryant, a junior from Knoxville, Tenn.; Mac Deeds, a senior from Sioux City; Tyrel Drey, a junior from Storm Lake, Iowa; Andrew Gerodias, a junior from Storm Lake; Nicole Helgeson, a senior from Altoona, Iowa; Catelin Hoistad, a junior from Huron, S.D.; Dave Kenan, a senior from Cherokee, Iowa; Maddie Mardesen, a freshman from Elliott, Iowa; April Parkison, a junior from Omaha, Neb.; and Nate Sadler, a sophomore from Mapleton, Iowa.
The crew consists of: Jeremy Bauer, a senior from Sioux City; Jennifer Bechtel, a senior from Cherokee; Andy Curry a freshman from Urbandale, Iowa; Brittney Foxhoven, a sophomore from South Sioux City, Neb.; Maggie Konecne, a junior from Humboldt, Iowa; Laura Krengel, a freshman from Wyoming, Minn.; Phoebe Smith, a junior from Clive, Iowa; and Brad South, a senior from Council Bluffs, Iowa.