Cameron University to present “13 Rue de L’Amour”

The Cameron University Department of Art, Music and Theatre Arts will continue its 2018-2019 season, “Where Everything Comes Together,” with George Feydeau’s farce, “13 Rue de L’Amour.” The comical production will take place in the Studio Theatre from February 14-17.  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.  Tickets can be reserved by calling the box office at 580-581-2478.

Written in 1892, this delightful farce follows a variety of couples, some of whom are unfaithful, some of whom wish to be unfaithful, and some of whom merely suspect their spouses of infidelity. The players: one philandering husband; his virtuous wife who is set on revenge, a doctor determined to be her instrument of revenge, the husband's friend who is eager to trap his spouse in flagrante delicto, and a young nephew with a lady of questionable virtue to round out his education. Toss them together at 13 Rue de L'Amour where a love starved German countess is the concierge; season with a befuddled police inspector and a prickly butler, and suddenly the best laid plans for vice and sin go wonderfully astray."

Shaylyn Bowles, Geronimo, plays the role of Leontine.  She is joined on stage by Lawtonians Joseph Roberts as Moricet, MacEwan Sanders as Duchotel, Justin Reff as Francois, Chance Lightner as Jean Pierre, Louise Vermillion as Madam Spritzer, and Assliyah Climes as the Policewoman.  Rounding out the cast are Payton Williams, Comanche, as Birabeau and Dakota Barbee, Walters, as Inspector Vidal.

Student designers for the production are Emily Whatley, Duke, who is designing the scenery; Ciara Renee, Lawton, who is the sound technician, and Abbey Rinestine, Lawton, as the properties designer.  Stephanie Sabol, Lawton, is the Stage Manager.

The crew includes Cole Nowlin, Anadarko, as sound board operator; Clyde Nahwooksy, Cache, light board operator; Sidni Blalock, Duncan, running crew; Joy Christie, Augusta, Ga., wardrobe crew, Kelsey Hood, Oklahoma City, House Manager, and James Higdon, Chattanooga, box office.  Nina Alexandra Pebeahsy is the props runner, and Jacob Parkhurst and Kayla Salim are the running crew. All are from Lawton.

Michele McDowell, the department’s Administrative Assistant, is the Box Office Manager.  Associate Professor Eric Abbott is the Costume and Make-up Designer, and Assistant Professor Judd Vermillion is the Lighting and Scenic Designer.  The production is directed by Associate Professor Dr. Deidre Onishi.

This production contains material that some people may find objectionable.



February 8, 2019