Cast List Announced for Fall Play at Bluffton University

Written by on October 21, 2021

BLUFFTON, Ohio—Bluffton University Theatre will present the play “Failure: A Love Story” by Philip Dawkins from Nov. 4-7.

Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. November 4-6, and at 2:30 p.m. on November 7 in Ramseyer Auditorium in College Hall. Dr. Melissa Friesen, professor of theatre and communication, will direct the show.

In the play, colorful characters and a whimsical chorus tell the story of three sisters, their brother and an ardent suitor living above the family clock repair shop near the Chicago River, before their time unexpectedly runs out in 1928. A magical, tender fable where, in the end, the power of love is far greater than any individual’s successes or failures.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for senior citizens, Bluffton University faculty and staff, non-Bluffton University students. Bluffton University students will have free admission.

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Masks are required, and socially distanced seating is available for the November 5 and 7 performances.

The roles and participating students are as follows:

Mortimer- Adam Shanaman ’22 of Bellevue, Ohio

Gertrude Fail- Payton Stephens ’23 of Lebanon, Ohio

Jenny June Fail- Audrey Hazelton ’23 of Ada, Ohio

Nelly Fail- Abby Bush ’24 Marion, Ohio

John N. Fail- Travon Mason ’23 of Erlanger, Kentucky

Narrator- Andrea Burden ’25 of Quincy, Ohio

Narrator- Victoria “Aspyn” Rafac ’25 of Indian Lake, Ohio

Theatre Assistant- Rosanna Barber ’25 of Bowling Green, Ohio

Theatre Assistant- Emily Dienstberger ’25 of Delphos, Ohio

Theatre Assistant- Jose Duron Vargas ’23 of Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Theatre Assistant- Cierra Long ’23 of Urbana, Ohio

Theatre Assistant- Taylor Waldeck ’23 of Springfield, Ohio

Joan Bauer and Merv Schrock, both from Findlay, Ohio, will be the Costume Designer and the Technical Director, respectively.

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