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UARM Drama Dept. to Present The Nina Variations


The theatre department at U of A Rich Mountain will present their entry in the American College Theatre Festival for the Mena public at the Ouachita Little Theatre November 4 at 7:30 and November 6 at 2:30.  This is an addition to the OLT shows already scheduled, “The Penultimate Problem of Sherlock Holmes” this weekend and “EB Scrooge” December 2.

The UARM entry is “The Nina Variations” is a funny, fierce and heartbreaking homage to THE SEAGULL, Steven Dietz puts Chekhov’s star-crossed lovers in a room and doesn’t let them out. In forty-three variations on their famous final scene, Nina (a young actress) and Treplev (a young writer), pit their vibrant wit and soaring passions against one another in a fast-paced tour de force of romantic entanglement.

Cheyenne Mayfield appears as Nina, and the character of Treplev is played by four actors: Elijah Barnes, Chris Beaver, Cody Kaelin and Mike Smith.

The play will be performed at the American College Theatre Festival in Ft. Smith at the end of October.  There will be two performances at the Ouachita Little Theatre on November 4th at 7:30 p.m. and November 6th at 2:30 p.m.  The play is a one-act and is about one hour long.  Tickets can be purchased at the door and are $3 for students and seniors, and $5 for adults.  For more information contact Robby Burt at 479-394-7622 ex. 1338.

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