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Campbellsville University’s spring play is ‘The Ver**zon Play’ Feb. 21-24


Campbellsville University’s spring play is ‘The Ver**zon Play’ Feb. 21-24
Campbellsville University’s spring play is ‘The Ver**zon Play’ Feb. 21-24

By Holly Jo Evans, student news writer, Office of University Communications

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. — It’s that time in the semester when Campbellsville University’s theater department entertains with another production.

The department will present “The Ver**zon Play” in the Russ Mobley Theater in the Alumni Building at 114 University Drive, Campbellsville. The show will begin at 7 p.m. on Feb. 21, 22, and 23. On Sunday, Feb. 24, the show will begin at 2:30 p.m.

“The Ver**zon Play” follows Jenni Jensen as she calls customer service because all she wanted was to fix a minor problem with her cell phone bill. Instead she is sucked into a vortex of unimaginable horror. Now Jenni wants revenge – or to get her cell phone service turned back on.

The show is part thriller, part screwball comedy and part based on actual events that have undoubtedly happened to you.

The cast include the following: Jenni – Diandra Cahall, Lexington, Ky.; Anissa – Olivia Helm, Elizabethtown, Ky.; Ingrid/Cydney – Janae Boling, Crestwood, Ky.;

Jerry – James Mattingly, Danville, Ky.; Carol K. Anderson – Noah Hutchins, Springfield, Ky.; Lars – CJ Calhoun, Frankfort, Ky.; Wanda – Jaleel Cowan, Campbellsville, Ky.;

Bryce – Nathan Puckett, Bardstown, Ky.; Ensemble – Daniel Bannister, Glasgow, Ky., and Holly Jo Evans, Barbourville, Ky.

Starr Garrett, director of the theater and associate professor of theater, is the director. Natalie Shadrick of Paducah, Ky. is the stage manager. The sound and costume designer is Nathan Allen, assistant professor of theater. Assisting with costumes is Haley Saylor of Campbellsville, Ky. Cheryl Brumley, instructor in theater arts, is the prop manager. Amanda Frye of Franklin, Ky. is the sound technician. Matt Nall, technical director, is the director of set construction, and the producer is Andrew Ward of Town Hall Productions.

“The Ver**zon Play” is by Lisa Kron and is presented by Campbellsville University Theater, Town Hall Productions and Community Trust Bank. The play’s world premiere was in the 2012 Humana Festival for New American Plays at Actors Theater of Louisville.

Corporate sponsors include: Tucker Family Medicine; Colton’s; Ken Keltner, State Farm Insurance; Nathan D. Williams, Attorney at Law; Mr. Gatti’s Pizza and Kerr Office Group.

Tickets are on sale now. General admission will be $10. For Campbellsville University employees, military, seniors (65 and up) or children (12 and under) tickets are $7.  For Campbellsville University employees, tickets are $5. For Campbellsville University students, admission is free with ID.

Online sales are at Online ticket sales end at noon the day of the presentation.

You can reserve tickets at (270) 789-5266, or make ticket purchases at the door, while supplies last.  To make special requests for handicapped seating, call (270) 789-5266.

For more information, or questions email

Campbellsville University is a widely-acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 10,000 students offering over 90 programs of study including 20 master’s degrees, six postgraduate areas and seven pre-professional programs. The university has off-campus centers in Kentucky cities Louisville, Harrodsburg, Somerset, Hodgenville and Liberty with instructional sites in Elizabethtown, Owensboro and Summersville, all in Kentucky, and one in Costa Mesa, Calif., and a full complement of online programs. The website for complete information is