Sandburg Theater’s Evening of Contemporary Drama Nov. 16-18

  Aaron Frey
  Thursday, November 2, 2017 3:53 PM
  Campus News

Galesburg, IL

Carl Sandburg College Theater presents An Evening of Contemporary Drama from Nov. 16-18 in the Fine Arts Theatre, Room F118, on the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.

Each performance features the new play, “The Private Room,” written by Black Hawk College professor emeritus of theater Dan Haughey, in addition to four scenes directed by Sandburg students and assistant professor of theater Susan Sharp. Show times are 7 p.m. each night, and a reception and discussion with Haughey will follow the opening-night performance.

“The Private Room” premiered off-Broadway last summer, and Sandburg’s production of it will be just its third worldwide. The dramatic work tells the story of a business college president, faculty member and student who are trapped on campus during a blizzard.

Performances also include “The Genius” (directed by student Nick Thomas), “Echo” (directed by student Shane Corbin), “The Illuminati of Drama Libre” (directed by Mian Mehraab Azhar) and “Two Slatterns and a King” (directed by Sharp).

“It’s been several years since we’ve had students direct, but it’s an invaluable experience and presents them with an awesome opportunity to see a stage production from a different perspective,” Sharp said. “There’s a diversity to the scenes the students will be directing. Each one has a different lesson or moral for the viewer.”

Tickets will be available at the door one hour prior to each performance. Tickets are $8 for adults; $4 for senior citizens and veterans; $2 for non-Sandburg students; and free to Sandburg students, faculty and staff with a College ID. Patrons under 12 will not be admitted.

For more information, contact Sharp at 309.341.5287 or

Cast & crew
Director: Shane Corbin
Myself: Kaitlyn Pleshko
I: Courtney Howard
Harold: Dayton Whiting
Mary: Alli Chasteen

“Two Slatterns and a King”
Director: Susan Sharp
King: Nick Thomas
Tidy: Lexi Johnson
Slut: Lillie Haneghan
Chance: Sheila Bowling
Jester: Reshon Key

“The Genius”
Director: Nick Thomas
The Man: Mehraab Azhar
The Boy: Jake McKee

“The Illuminati in Drama Libre”
Director: Mehraab Azhar
He: Matthew Worden
She: Ivy Lovell

“The Private Room”
Jon: Dayton Whiting
Mel: Lexi Johnson
Amber: Kaylyn Schafer

Stage manager: Shane Corbin
Set construction: Zach Hunter, Dayton Whiting, Dan VanAntwerp, Mehraab Azhar, Lillie Haneghan, Nick Thomas, Jefferson McCain-Shauman, Susan Sharp
Set decoration: Alli Chasteen, Lillie Haneghan, Mehraab Azhar, Cody Natof, Sheila Bowling, Marcus Butler, Cameron Harshbarger, Stephanie Cabral, Susan Sharp
Props: Sheila Browning, Jefferson McCain-Shauman
Costumes: Alli Chasteen, Sheila Bowling
Sound design: Dayton Whiting
Sound operator: Jefferson McCain-Shauman
Lighting design: Nick Thomas
Lighting operator: Zach Hunter
Running crew: Cast
Understudy for male roles: Zach Hunter
Understudy for female roles: Sheila Bowling

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