Cameron University brings David Mamet’s “November” to the stage

Cameron University’s Department of Art, Music, and Theatre Arts continues its 2017-2018 Theatre season celebrating “American Identities in the 21st Century” with David Mamet’s comedic look at presidential politics, “November.” The production will be presented in the Studio Theatre from November 16 through 19.  The curtain goes up on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m.  Tickets are $12 for adults, and $10 for senior citizens, military, Cameron faculty and staff, and non-Cameron students.  CU students receive one free admission with their CU I.D.  This production contains material that some people may find objectionable. Tickets can be reserved by calling the box office at 580-581-2478.

This Oval Office satire depicts one day in the life of a beleaguered American commander-in-chief. It’s November in a Presidential election year, and the incumbent’s chances for reelection are looking grim. Approval ratings are down, his money’s running out, and nuclear war might be imminent. Though his staff has thrown in the towel and his wife has begun to prepare for her post-White House life, he isn’t ready to give up just yet.

Heading up the cast as President Charles Smith is P.M. Williams, Comanche.  Rounding out the cast are  MacEwan Sanders as Archer Brown, Jacob Parkhurst as Turkey Guy, Abigail Rinestine as Clarice Berstein, and Richard Carl Johns as Dwight Grackle, all of Lawton. Rinestine is also the sound designer for the production.

Faculty designers are Associate Professor Eric Abbott, costumes, and Assistant Professor Judd Vermillion, scenery and lights. Emily Whatley, Duke, is assisting Vermillion with scenery. The production is directed by Dr. Deidre Onishi, Associate Professor.  Cole Nowlin, Anadarko, is the stage manager.

The rest of the production team includes Samuel Brewer, Lawton, on properties, Ciara Smith and Spenser Klein, both of Lawton, on running crew; Morgan Hershberger, Grandview, Texas, on wardrobe; Joy Christie, Augusta, Ga., Light Board Operator; Samantha Eddy, Sterling, Sound Board Operator; and Kelsey Hood, Oklahoma City, as House Manager. 

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November 8, 2017