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"Prelude to a Kiss" - Cast Announcement

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A ROMANTIC COMEDY BY:
CRAIG LUCAS
 
DIRECTED BY:
DARIUS K. McKEIVER
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SHOW DATES:  MAY 3 - 19
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At Peter and Rita's wedding, a mysterious old man insists on kissing the bride.  While honeymooning, Peter gradually realizes that the woman by his side is not his wife.  The wedding kiss caused Rita's soul and the old man's soul to change places.  Peter must track down the old man and free his young love's spirit trapped in an aging and diseased body
... before it's too late!

HCC'S ARTS COLLECTIVE
extends sincere thanks and appreciation to all of the many gifted actors who auditioned!

PRELUDE TO A KISS

C A S T   L I S T :
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Jon Kevin Lazarus - Peter
Keri Eastridge - Rita
Bill Stanley - Old Man
Eric Small - Dr. Boyle
Ilene Chalmers - Mrs. Boyle
Kathrine Small - Aunt Dorothy
Ed Higgins - Uncle Fred
Erin Adams - Taylor
TBD - Tom
Sheri Geroge - Minister
Brenna Horner - Leah
Vik Singh - Waiter

A PRELUDE TO A KISS
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About the Director: Darius K. McKeiver

Mr. McKeiver has worked at Howard Community College for the past seven years – HCC’s Arts and Humanities Division (in an instructional capacity) and HCC’s Arts Collective (in an artistic capacity). A former HCC student, Darius began performing with the Arts Collective in 2006 as Howie Newsome in Our Town.  Mr. McKeiver’s favorite on-stage performances with Arts Collective include Charlie Brown in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, ensemble, in the original work The Child Behind the Curtain, and Captain Hook in Peter Pan. His directing credits include The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe (co-director with Bill Largess, HCC Actors’ Studio); Dracula (co-director with Susan G. Kramer for Arts Collective); The Importance of Being Earnest at Century High School (director); A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Tom Delise at Century High School (co-director); and Rent at Silhouette Stages (production consultant). Mr. McKeiver is currently Arts Collective’s Special Project Manager and the Assistant Props and Wardrobe Manager for the college’s Horowitz Center.

About the playwright: Craig Lucas

CRAIG LUCAS was born on April 30, 1951, he was found abandoned in a car in Atlanta. Lucas was adopted when he was eight months old by a conservative Pennsylvania couple. His father was an FBI agent; his mother was a housewife and painter. She was born a Jew but suppressed the identity which Lucas relates in his storytelling. He is openly gay, and recalls that his coming out made it possible for him to develop as a playwright and as a person.  In 1973, Lucas earned his BA from Boston University and went on to perform in Broadway musicals including Shenandoah, On the Twentieth Century, Rex, and Sweeney Todd. Stephen Sondheim would later tell him he was a better writer than an actor.

His first collaboration with Norman René was Marry Me A Little in 1981, followed by Missing Persons (1981) and Blue Window (1984); Three Postcards (1987), and Reckless (1983). In 1990 they joined forces for what would prove to be their biggest commercial and critical success, Prelude to a Kiss, which they adapted in 1992 into a film starring Alec Baldwin and Meg Ryan.  While some critics have divided his work into gay plays (Blue Window, Longtime Companion) and straight plays (Reckless, Three Postcards, Prelude to a Kiss), Lucas has always written about human problems in a universal manner.  In June 2013, Melbourne's Regent Theatre will host the world premiere (and Broadway try-out) of King Kong, for which Lucas has provided the book with a score by Marius de Vries.

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