OBU Theatre Presents Timely Play About Love, Forgiveness
April 20, 2000A timely drama about love, forgiveness and Christian commitment describes the OBU theatre departments spring production, "The Little Moon of Alban," by James Costigan. Performances are at 7:30 p.m., April 27-29 and May 4-6 in Sarkeys Theatre. Tickets are $5 for general admission. For reservations, call 878-2347. The play is directed by Dr. Marion Castleberry, OBU associate professor of theatre and director of theatre. "I think the students have really enjoyed exploring the questions and themes posed by the play," said Castleberry. "Certainly, it has been a growing experience for them. They are a wonderfully talented bunch of students and they are all committed to glorifying God through this production." The crew includes technical director Laura Byland, instructor of theatre, assistant director, Brandi Trout-Gibson, sophomore; stage manager, Heather Carmen, senior; and props manager Cynthia Nichols, sophomore. Sound design was done by Brian Burgi, freshman, costume design by Brooke Collins, junior, and dialect coaching by Kara DeAnn, junior. The cast includes freshmen Lucas Roeschley, Michael Burns, Cheryl Sartain, Michael Clack, David Chadbourne, and Philip Thomas; sophomores Josh Peterson, Rob Ward, Brandon Roye, Jillian Evans, Cynthia Nichols, Kelli Kiser, Will Burgin, and Dave Mitchell; juniors Kara DeAnn, Brooke Collins, and Jamie Henninger; and senior Jodi Wideman. "Little Moon of Alban" is set in Ireland during the Black and Tan Revolution of the early 20th century. "This play has a simple but honest message: forgiveness and absolute trust in God is essential in living a Christian life," Castleberry said. "Obviously, this is an important and timely play for Christians to see and consider. Set during a time of war and spiritual struggle, the story makes us look at our ourselves and reexamine our faith and commitment to God's plan in our own lives."