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BHSU presents 2009 season of summer theatre

The Black Hills State University 2009 season of summer theatre begins July 9 at Woodburn Hall on the BHSU campus. Cast members include (left to right): Mary McGillivray, 2009 music graduate from Sheridan, Wyo.; Megan Huber, senior speech communications major from Belle Fourche; Andrew Rexroad, senior theatre and mass communication major from Rapid City; Jesse Hamer, freshman elementary education major from Box Elder; Michael Boring, 2009 history graduate from Pierre; Tiffany Carter, junior theatre and art major from Newcastle, Wyo.; Tyler Raad, junior music and theatre major from Spearfish; Jessica Juhrend, junior theatre major from Spearfish; Debra Iverson, senior speech communications major from Bowman, N.D.; (front) Philip Braun, junior speech communications major from Gregory.

Black Hills State University will open the doors on the third season of its summer theatre program beginning July 9.

The Black Hills State Players, which includes a cast of current BHSU students and alumni, will perform three shows this year. All productions will be held in the historic Woodburn Hall Theatre on the BHSU campus, which now has elevator access.

This summer’s productions include: Agatha Christie’s murder mystery, The Mousetrap. This mystery is about a group of strangers stranded in a boarding house during a snow storm, one of whom is murdered. The suspects include a variety of characters that are sure to intrigue and entertain. Performances will be July 9, 10, and 11 at 7:30 p.m. and July 12 at 2:30 p.m.

The musical The Wizard of Oz is a classic tale of Dorothy Gale of Kansas, who dreams what lies over the rainbow. One day a twister hits her farm and carries her over the rainbow to another world. Join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, th0e Tin man, the Cowardly Lion and Toto as they travel the universe in Dorothy’s imagination, July 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, and 25 at 7:30 p.m. and July 19 and 26 at 2:30 p.m.

Bill Johnson’s melodrama, Dirty Work at the Crossroads, is a tear jerking story of an innocent country Nellie Lovelace. Munro, the viper, pursues Nellie and tears her from the arms of her dying mother. Performances will be held July 30, 31 and August 1 at 7:30 p.m. and August 2 at 2:30 p.m.

Prices are $12 for general admission. Family and group rates are available upon request.

For more information about group rates or to learn more about the summer theatre program call 642-6171 or visit www.BHSU.edu/Theatre.

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