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Theatre Department to Debut "Uniquely Frank"

College theatre students rehearse on stage.
Published: Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

Uniquely Frank will run from February 18-26

El DORADO, Kan. – The Butler Theatre Department will perform “Uniquely Frank: An Alvin the Alligator Story,” a new children’s play written and directed by Butler Theatre Department chair, Bob Peterson. The play is the latest in a series of children’s plays written and directed by Peterson, who has been producing plays at Butler since the 1980s.

"Uniquely Frank" will be performed daily starting February 18 at the college theatre in El Dorado for audiences made up of grade school children who will be bused in from their respective schools.

“Children are the most honest audience,” Peterson said. “The play is an opportunity not only to entertain, but to teach a moral lesson. I think good theatre should not only entertain, but send them home with a value.”

The show will run until February 26. A 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, February 22, will be open to the public.

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

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

Time: 2:00 p.m. February 22

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

Cast Members Include

Belle Plaine:

Stephen McInnes


Maddie Riter-Bowman

Clay Center:

Madelyn Todd

Conway Springs:

Caden Runnalls


Sydney Gregor

El Dorado:

Josh Staats

David Williams


Caroline Birkhofer


Austyn White


Addison Haiden


Ben Bolinger

Emma Burnett

Ian McDaniel

Tori Peavey

Gwen Stephens

Christian Watkins