'I MARRIED AN ANGEL' CLOSES BETHANY COLLEGE THEATRE SEASON

BETHANY, W.Va. – The Bethany College 2005-2006 theatre season will come to a close with Rodgers and Hart's "I Married An Angel." Performances are set for March 16-18 at 8 p.m. and March 19 at 2 p.m. in Wailes Theatre on the campus. Luke Hardt, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts – Theatre, is directing the play. Technical director is Jenn Christenson and musical director is David Rudari, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts – Music.

"I Married an Angel" is set in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1951. The story is about Willie Perrin, a wealthy bachelor banker, whose experience with women causes him to believe that all women on Earth are motivated more by money than love. Cynically, he declares that he could never marry a woman on Earth. Later, an angel appears and Willie marries her.

However, problems begin to appear in the marriage because the angel cannot get along on Earth by being truthful. Their relationship is both sabotaged and rescued with the help of Willie's friends – Peter Mueller, Valier Vincent and Harry Horton.

The play is family-friendly, but there are some adult innuendoes. The score features the standard, "Spring is Here."

Cast members include:

Willie Perrin – Neil Heard

Angel – Megan Riggs

Peter Mueller – Casey Gray

Valerie Vincent – Karijo Tiede

Harry Horton – Stephen Sholtas

Judy Wentworth – Mary Lu Adams

Celeste – Amy Furda

The Duchess – Kelly Carlile

M. Lucas – Ryan Darrow

Mme. Lucas – Christina Deems

Lucinda/Fashionista – Alex Campbell

Clarinda/Fashionista – Susan Baughman

Arabella/Fashionista – LeeAnn Needham

Ensemble – Keven Widener, Luke Luallin, Christina Deems, Jack Wheeler

Stage Manager – Elizabeth Brewer

Costumes – Leah Muhlheim

Choreographer – Megan Riggs

Technical Support – Mary Lu Adams, Ryan Darrow, Kevin Eckenrod, Kristin Laing, Amanda McCoy, Lindsay Meggas, Sally Mellring, Leah Muhlheim, Geoff O'Brien, Beth Patsch, Eli Ritchie, Eric Scheller, Beth Ann Shaffer, Jennifer Smith, Andrea Summer, Carla Vandzura

Tickets are $5 for off-campus guests and by donation for the Bethany College community. Reservations are strongly encouraged by calling 304-829-7124.

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