Nov. 11, 2011
The Morningside College Theatre Department will present “Electra” on at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 17-19, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, at the Klinger-Neal Theatre, 3700 Peters Ave.
The tragedy, written by Sophocles and adapted by Frank McGuinness, is the story of Electra, and the vengeance she and her brother take out on their mother and step-father for the murder of their father.
This production is directed by Betty Skewis-Arnett, professor of theatre. Leading the students are stage manager Mel Richter of Rock Valley, Iowa, and assistant stage manager Tash Drey of Storm Lake, Iowa. Cast members include Michael Stern of Santiago in the Dominican Republic, Kyle Bubb, Jennifer Kinzey, Peter Swanke and Athena Riesenberg of Sioux City; Maddie Mardesen of Elliott, Iowa; Catherine Ruddy of Minneapolis, Minn.; and Lyra Christianson of St. Paul, Minn. Assisting the students is adjunct faculty member Steve Lundberg.
Brad Lemons, a stage fight expert who visited Morningside College this fall as a guest artist, choreographed the fight scenes for this production. The other design elements for this production were constructed by Michael Rohlena, visiting assistant professor of theatre, and Randy Peters, artistic director for the Betty Ling Tsang Summer Fine Art Series and manager of Klinger-Neal Theatre.
Student crew members include Mandy Suing of Sioux City; Aimee Little of Louisville, Ky.; Tiffany Green of Blockton, Iowa; Haleigh Pigott of Sioux City; and Autumn Knipp of Elberon, Iowa. General admission is $5. Reservations can be made by calling the Klinger-Neal Theatre Box Office at (712) 274-5702 or by e-mail at email@example.com.