By Ashley Zsedenyi, staff writer
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Each year during Homecoming Campbellsville University’s theater department puts on a play. This year’s production will be a comedy and a drama, as well as a political, historic and experimental play titled “43 Plays For 43 Presidents.”
The performances will be Oct. 2-Oct. 4 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 5 at 2 p.m. in the University Theater.
The cast for the play includes: Kiel Thorlton, a junior from Auburn, Ky.; Amber Wimsatt, a junior from Elizabethtown, Ky.; David Emerson, a freshman from Dunnville, Ky.; Casey Anne Bradstreet, a senior from Bath, N.Y.; Amanda Edmondson, a sophomore from Morganfield, Ky.; and Joshua Pennington, a freshman from Liberty, Ky.
“43 Plays For 43 Presidents” by Andy Bayiates, Sean Benjamin, Genevra Gallo, Chloë Johnston and Karen Weinberg is described as a chronological, biographical survey of the lives and presidencies of each of the 43 men who have held the office so far, according to a synopsis on www.playscripts.com.
The actors will take turns donning a star-spangled coat that symbolizes the presidency and audience members will have a chance to consider their role in shaping the history they just witnessed, and are left to ponder where the presidency has gone since its fall from paradise, and where it will go next.
General admission to the play will cost $5, while Campbellsville University faculty and staff tickets are $1 and CU students get in free with their student ID.
For more information about the play or to reserve tickets, call (270) 789-5266.
Campbellsville University is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and has an enrollment of 2,405 students who represent 98 Kentucky counties, 25 states and 36 foreign nations. Listed in U.S.News & World Report’s 2009 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 22nd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South for the second consecutive year. CU has been ranked 16 consecutive years with U.S.News & World Report. The university has also been named to America’s Best Christian Colleges®. Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his tenth year as president.