Nov. 12, 2007
Morningside College’s theatre department will present the Harold Pinter play Old Times at 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday, November 15 to 17, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 18, at Klinger-Neal Theatre, 3700 Peters Avenue.
The performances are sponsored by Morningside's Academic and Cultural Arts Series (ACAS).
Old Times, written by Pinter in 1971, is a drama that centers on a middle aged married couple, Kate and Deeley, who are visited by one of Kate’s old friends, Anna, and the mind games that go on between the characters that turns into a competitive duel of memory between Anna and Deeley for the control of Kate. The play was first performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Aldwych Theatre in London on June 1, 1971. The play made its Broadway debut later that year at the Billy Rose Theatre in New York.
Cast members are Tyrel Drey, a sophomore from Storm Lake, Iowa, as Deeley; Whitney Gries, a sophomore from Onawa, Iowa, as Kate; and Tanya Anderson, a senior from Piedmont, S.D., as Anna.
The play is directed by Art Moss, assistant professor of theatre at Morningside. Bette Skewis-Arnett, professor and chair of the theatre department, is the set designer and costume designer. The stage manager is Beau Sudtelgte, a junior from Le Mars, Iowa.
Members of the crew include Jeremy Bauer, a junior from Lake City, Iowa, house manager; Rachel Radel, a senior from Mitchell, S.D., publicity and assistant house manager; Adam Toom, a freshman from Pella, Iowa, sound board; Phoebe Smith, a freshman from Clive, Iowa, run crew; David Kenan, a senior from Cherokee, Iowa, run crew; Katie Gorden, a sophomore from Le Mars, backstage manager; and Trey Blackburn, a junior from Knoxville, Iowa, light board operator.
General admission is $5 for adults and $1 for students. Reservations can be obtained by calling the Klinger-Neal Theatre box office at (712) 274-5196.