Campbellsville University to present ‘45 Plays for 45 Presidents’

Campbellsville University to present ‘45 Plays for 45 Presidents’

By Scarlett Birge, student news writer, Office of University Communications

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – The Campbellsville University Theater Department is set to perform “45 Plays for 45 Presidents,” presented by Community Trust Bank and Town Hall Productions. The play will take place beginning on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. in the Russ Mobley Theater of the Alumni Building at 114 University Drive, Campbellsville, Ky.

Performances will be Thursday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m.; Friday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Feb. 23 at 2:30 p.m.

“45 Plays for 45 Presidents” is a “hilarious romp through the American presidency” by Karen Weinberg, Chloe Johnston, Genevra Gallo-Bayiates, Sean Benjamin and Andy Bayiates. It is produced by special arrangement with Playscripts Inc.

According to, it “is exactly what it sounds like, but every turn it takes is entirely unexpected. In each of these espresso shots of American history, the flexible ensemble explores a surprising aspect of that administration.

“The short plays run on a spectrum from elections to impeachments, from personal stories to political battles, and from funny to tragic. A unique, thought-provoking, and wildly entertaining evening of theatre.”

The cast includes the following: Cody Campbell, a senior of Oldham County, Ky.; Holly Jo Evans, a junior of Barbourville, Ky.; James Mattingly, a junior of Danville, Ky.; Lauren Phillips, a freshman of Campbellsville, Ky.; and Janae Boling, a senior of Crestwood, Ky.

The crew consists of the following: Dramaturg – Natalie Shadrick, a junior of Paducah, Ky.; Stage Manager – Morgan Hutchins, freshman of Shepherdsville, Ky.; Properties Artisan – Gabe Taylor, a freshman of Fisherville, Ky.;

Properties Artisan – Sinjin Fuchs of Eubank, Ky.; Lighting and Sound Assistant – Nour Awamleh of Elizabethtown, Ky.; and SoundBoard Operator – Emilee Arflack of Louisville, Ky.

Corporate sponsors are Tucker Family Medicine, Ken Keltner of State Farm Insurance, Nathan D. Williams, attorney at law; Don Franklin Motors, White Orchid and Disco’s Chop Shop.

Tickets are available by visiting or calling (270) 789-5266. General admission is $10; seniors, 65 and older, and children, 12 and under, are $7; Campbellsville University employees are $7; and CU students are free with their CU ID.

Online ticket sales end at noon on the day of the presentation; from that point tickets can be reserved at (270) 789-5266 or purchased at the door while supplies last.

For more information email or the Campbellsville University Theater Department at or call (270) 789-5266.

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 14,000 students offering over 100 programs of study including Ph.D., master, baccalaureate, associate, pre-professional and certification programs. The university has Kentucky based off-campus centers in Louisville, Harrodsburg, Somerset, Hodgenville and Liberty with instructional sites in Elizabethtown, Owensboro and Summersville. Out-of-state centers include two in California at Los Angeles and Lathrop, located in the San Francisco Bay region.  The website for complete information is

Campbellsville University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates, associate, baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the status of Campbellsville University.





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