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Butler’s Theatre Program Performs A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
Published: Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

Butler Community College’s Theatre Department is performing “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court.”

Butler Community College’s Theatre Department is performing “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court,” by Jeffrey Hatcher. This play is based on the 1889 novel by American humorist and writer Mark Twain. This classic work is a satirical story of mystery, suspense and action.

Unexpectedly transported back to the time of legendary King Arthur, Queen Guinevere, Lancelot, Morgan La Fey and all of the Knights of the Round Table and their ladies, Hank Morgan of Hartford, Connecticut astonishes the Middle Ages with modern technology and pop culture.  These tricks from the future initially advance and improve King Arthur’s Court, but society ultimately struggles to evolve 1,300 years into the future.  Mark Twain’s satirical romp exposes the foibles and fortes of both ages.

Butler’s production of “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court,” is directed by theatre professor Bob Peterson. The Technical Director and Lighting Designer of the production is associate professor of theatre, Bernie Wonsettler. The show takes place at 7:30 p.m. September 27, 28 and 29 and 2:00 p.m. September 29.

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. September 27-29 and 2:30 p.m. September 29.

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

Hank Morgan.......................................................Braden Layman

Lainie/Sandy.......................................................Sophia Watkins

Charlie/Clarence......................................................Matt Neises

Duff /Arthur...........................................................Seth Knowles

Chet/Lancelot............................................................Ryan Phelps

Randy/Sir Kay..................................................Matthias Doffing

Mr. Olzeski/Merlin.....................Alexander “Sasha” Appelhans

Doober/Mordred..................................................Derek Alcorn

Carolyn/Morgan Le Fay...................................Kaitlin Showlater

Jill/Guinevere......................................................Morgan Hailey

Steve, Peasant, Guard.........................................Dakota Alvord

Raymond, Peasant, Guard......................................Trey Varner

Mother Carteloise, Peasant......................................Emily Crow

Prisoner, Messenger..............................................Levi Engegren

Dungeon Master, Walter, Peasant......................Isaac Kuhlman

Princess Beauteous, Maiden, Peasant.................Bayley Rogers

Peasant...................................................................Gabby Ponce

Prisoner, Petitioner, Ogre.......................................Nathan Todd

Prisoner, Peasant..................................................Sydney Gregor

Petitioner, Peasant............................................McKayla Waltner

 

Andale

Braden Layman

Augusta

Nathan Todd

Clearwater

Ryan Phelps

Conway Springs

Matthias Doffing

Derby

Sydney Gregor

El Dorado

Seth Knowles

Derek Alcorn

Levi Engegren

Morgan Hailey

Emporia

Sophia Watkins

Eureka

Gabby Ponce

Maize

Matt Neises

McPherson

McKayla Waltner

Oakley

Isaac Kuhlman

O'Fallon, MO

Alexander “Sasha” Appelhans

Pretty Prairie

Bayley Rogers

Rosalia

Dakota Alvord

Russell

Trey Varner

Wichita

Kaitlin Showalter 

Emily Crow

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Butler Community College, an Aspen Institute Top 150 U.S. Community College with nearly 9,000 students, offers nearly 85 degree programs and 30 professional certification programs. The college’s main campus is in El Dorado, but it has centers in five other communities. For more information about Butler, visit www.butlercc.edu, on Facebook and Twitter (@butlercc).

Cutline (L-R): Matthias Doffing, Braden Layman