The Perk Players will present the comedy “An Evening of Culture” in Malone Hall’s Black Box Theatre on the Perkinston Campus November 1-3. Curtain is at 6:30 each night. Admission is $5.
“An Evening of Culture” is the long-awaited sequel to “Faith County,” written by Mark Landon Smith. Set in Mineola County, Arkansas, the local Council for Cultural Recognition stages a production of “Romeo and Juliet.” All but one of the actors is past their prime for the young characters in Shakespeare’s play, and the acting troupe is taking more than a few liberties with the Bard’s works. The play-within-a-play features an unfinished set and a dog who continually barks offstage, and on opening night, not all of the actors know their lines, one has left his costume at home and another wants to switch to a different play, even though the curtain goes up in 20 minutes.
The cast includes Joesie Smith as Violet Farkle; Naomi Smith as Mildred Carson; Logan Byrd as Delbert Fink; Layla Moore as Faye McFaye; Tameyia Evans as Ruthann Barnes; Jasmine Ahmann as Naomi Carson; Keenen Gilliam as Luther Carson; and Jackson Jones as Bubba Bedford. Crew members are Brinson Smith, Ricky Dubuisson, Brandon Raines, Kathryn Bolton, Brandon Demelo, Brennan Brown, Darius Scott, Jacob Hurley, Tea Dickerson, Christian Shannon, Daniel Barrow, Amber Davenport, Joesie Smith, Alecia Crutchfield, Ken Robinson, Ross Gress, Avery Nahlik, Semaj Jordan, Brian Hamilton, Jaden Hatcher, Tyler Cucuzza, Emily Ladnier, Naomi Smith, Shiloh Alexander, Lori Holder, Alexis Bounds, Shayla Pope, Raven Worthington, Cara Whittington and Kaia Tolbert.
“An Evening of Culture” is directed by Robert Barrett, fine arts instructor at the Perkinston Campus.
For more information, contact Stacy Fore at 601-928-6369. There are no advance ticket sales.