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Tragedy at Kent State: World Premiere PDF Print
Thursday, 20 September 2007 19:46

img_0969_small.jpg"April 30,1970: It was a time of tremendous change

 in America, and this change was reflected on college campuses all around this country- but, it would be one in particular: Kent State..."

-The Tragedy at Kent State 

 

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Tonight’s staged reading of the Tragedy at Kent State is a first for Boone. In fact, it’s a first for the globe. Written by Appalachian State University Professor and Kent State alum Ray Miller, the play to be presented is a work in progress, and audience members will have the opportunity to shape it before it hits full production. It’s a personal piece for Miller, who narrowly avoided the shooting while walking to class. It’s also a personal piece for actors like performance major Mary Beth Hoots.

 

"I think it parallels many events that are happening in today's society, including Iraq. I think it's a very important show and people should come see it," Hoots said.

 

The play chronicles the days before the shootings.

 

The show is free- but crowds are expected, so arrive early. It all happens tonight at Saturday at 8 p.m. in the Greer Studio Theatre on the ASU campus.

 

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THE CAST
John Carr
Kat Chaffin
Ashley Childers
Cady Childs
Kerry Dunlap
Crystal Frid
Kelsey Head
Mary Beth Hoots
Meredith Hunter
Jordan Lance
Charlie Long
Matthew Lucas
Lacey Mauney
Kyle Norman
Tim Reis
Cheyenne Riggs
Alli Senger
Nathan Vogt
James Ward

Written and directed by Dr. Ray Miller
Stage Manager: Brandy Cantrell
Assistant Stage Manager: Mykal Smith

www.theatre.appstate.edu

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