BETHANY, W.Va. – The Bethany College 2005-2006 theatre season will come to a close with Rodgers and Hart's "I Married An Angel." Performances are set for March 16-18 at 8 p.m. and March 19 at 2 p.m. in Wailes Theatre on the campus. Luke Hardt, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts – Theatre, is directing the play. Technical director is Jenn Christenson and musical director is David Rudari, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts – Music.
"I Married an Angel" is set in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1951. The story is about Willie Perrin, a wealthy bachelor banker, whose experience with women causes him to believe that all women on Earth are motivated more by money than love. Cynically, he declares that he could never marry a woman on Earth. Later, an angel appears and Willie marries her.
However, problems begin to appear in the marriage because the angel cannot get along on Earth by being truthful. Their relationship is both sabotaged and rescued with the help of Willie's friends – Peter Mueller, Valier Vincent and Harry Horton.
The play is family-friendly, but there are some adult innuendoes. The score features the standard, "Spring is Here."
Cast members include:
Willie Perrin – Neil Heard
Angel – Megan Riggs
Peter Mueller – Casey Gray
Valerie Vincent – Karijo Tiede
Harry Horton – Stephen Sholtas
Judy Wentworth – Mary Lu Adams
Celeste – Amy Furda
The Duchess – Kelly Carlile
M. Lucas – Ryan Darrow
Mme. Lucas – Christina Deems
Lucinda/Fashionista – Alex Campbell
Clarinda/Fashionista – Susan Baughman
Arabella/Fashionista – LeeAnn Needham
Ensemble – Keven Widener, Luke Luallin, Christina Deems, Jack Wheeler
Stage Manager – Elizabeth Brewer
Costumes – Leah Muhlheim
Choreographer – Megan Riggs
Technical Support – Mary Lu Adams, Ryan Darrow, Kevin Eckenrod, Kristin Laing, Amanda McCoy, Lindsay Meggas, Sally Mellring, Leah Muhlheim, Geoff O'Brien, Beth Patsch, Eli Ritchie, Eric Scheller, Beth Ann Shaffer, Jennifer Smith, Andrea Summer, Carla Vandzura
Tickets are $5 for off-campus guests and by donation for the Bethany College community. Reservations are strongly encouraged by calling 304-829-7124.