Henderson State University Theatre will present five performances of Church & State by Jason Odell Williams. Performances are 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 27, 28, 29, and Oct. 1, and at 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 30, in the Studio Theatre in Arkansas Hall. A post-show discussion led by Moms Demand Action and a reception will follow the opening performance.
It’s three days before Charles Whitmore’s Senate re-election and he has finally decided to tell the public exactly what’s on his mind — no filter. What could possibly go wrong? Church & State is a fast-paced, serious comedy about faith, politics, and “the Twitter.”
Church & State received a Best-Play nomination by the Off-Broadway Alliance, was nominated for Best Play, Best Production, and Best Lead Actor by the Ovation Awards, and was on Huffington Post’s Top Ten Productions List of 2016.
The cast of Church & State includes Brandon Curtis of West Memphis, Adrian Hinojosa of Hot Springs, Hannah Mims of Fouke, Madison Moore of Newport Beach, California, Cecil Nicholson of Clinton, Anthony Omari of Cleveland, Ohio, and Kiera Russell of Sheridan.
The play is under the direction of Claudia Beach, director of theatre. Scenic design is by Joseph Kalinowski of Searcy. Lighting design is by Douglas Gilpin, professor of theatre, with costume design by William Henshaw, professor of theatre. Beach is also sound designer. Magee-Lee Preston of The Colony, Texas, is stage manager.
The HSU Theatre Box Office in Arkansas Hall is open for advance ticket sales from 1-4 p.m. All seats are reserved. Admission is $10, or free with an HSU student ID, courtesy of the Student Activities Board.
For more information or reservations, call 870-230-5291, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.