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Butler's Theatre Department to Perform "Twentieth Century"

Twentieth Century Theater Production
Published: Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

A Fun and Craftily Written Comedy.

Butler Community College’s Theatre Department is kicking off the 2017-2018 school year with a performance of “Twentieth Century,” a classic comedy by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur. This adaption by Ken Ludwig features Oscar Jaffe, a pompous Broadway theatre director desperate for a successful new production. Aboard the Twentieth Century Limited, Jaffe encounters his former protégé, a temperamental Hollywood actress, Lily Garland. As the train travels from New York to Chicago, Jaffe stops at nothing to persuade Garland to return to Broadway with him and star in his upcoming production.

Butler’s production of “Twentieth Century” is directed by theatre professor Bob Peterson. Bernie Wonsettler, professor of theatre and speech, designed the set and lights.

Oscar Jaffe is played by Chandler Moore of Wichita, and Lily Garland is played by Abby Staats of El Dorado.

Tickets:  Purchase tickets from 1-5 p.m. at the Box Office in the Fine Arts Building or call 316.322.3262 or go online at www.butlercc.edu/boxoffice.

Price: $5 for adults and $2 for students and seniors. Butler students get in free with Butler ID.

Time: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28-30 and 2:30 p.m. Sept. 30

Location: Fine Arts Building, College Theatre, Butler Community College, El Dorado campus

Other cast members include:


Braden Layman


Morgan Hail


Audree Sprague


Holton Nelson


Jonathan Beyer

Conway Springs:

Matthias Doffing

El Dorado:

Seth Knowles

Abby Staats


Sophie Watkins


Allison Pieschl

Matt Neises

Caden Middlebrooks


Dakota Alvord


Trey Varner

Valley Center:

Katie Showalter


Derek Alcorn

Chandler Moore

Cutline: Abby Staats of El Dorado poses as Lily Garland on the set of “Twentieth Century.”