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Summer Children’s Theatre Presents 'Miss Electricity'


JONESBORO – The second production of A-State Summer Children’s Theatre's 22nd season will feature "Miss Electricity" by Kathryn Walat.

Performance dates are Wednesday, July 29, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Thursday, July 30, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; and Friday, July 31, at 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.  The presentation of "Miss Electricity" is sponsored by The Golden Grotto.

Miss Electricity will be produced by the A-State Theatre students under the direction of Tim Bohn, associate professor of theatre.  Costumes and makeup will be under the supervision of Claire Abernathy, assistant professor of theatre.

According to the program synopsis, "Violet is determined to show the world just how special she is.  With the help of her assistant Freddy, she sets out to break a world record, but becomes accidentally extraordinary when she’s struck by lightning — twice — and gains control over all things electric.  Under the name Miss Electricity, Violet zaps her way through circuits, bullies, and tests, but could lose everything when the power goes to her head."

The performers include Betsy Hegger of Jonesboro as Violet, Morgan Carvell of Bentonville as Mom/Athena, Matthew Stewart of White Hall as Freddie, Emily Tucker of Jonesboro as Billy the Bully, Deven Parrish of Trumann as Connie, William Key of Cabot as Mr. Waldo/Owl, and Justin Almager of El Dorado, as Narrator/Zeus.

All performances will be at Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Drive.  Parking is available on the north side of Fowler Center.

All seating is reserved.  Tickets should be purchased in advance at the Central Box Office in the Convocation Center for $5, by calling 972-ASU1, or online at tickets.astate.edu.  Tickets also may be purchased at the door (if available) on the day of the performance for $7 each.  Reservations are highly recommended.

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