“The Other Half,” an original play written and directed by Southwestern College student Jonathan Lane, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. March 2-3 and at 2 p.m. March 4 at the V.J. Wilkins Family Center for the Arts at the Burford Theatre.
Lane says the show is an intensely truthful look at the inner workings of a modern relationship, both with oneself and with someone else.
“The show follows a pair of college students and their minds,” Lane said. “We get to watch them grow — not only as a couple, but as individuals. This show truly is delightful and always finds a way to bring out a smile to its audiences.”
The cast includes Arthur Anderson III as Sora, Aclynn Gleeson as Sora’s mind, Carson Davis as Pip and Peyton Norris as Pip’s mind.
Understudies include Shawn Knepper for Sora and Sora’s mind, Sylvia Xu for Pip, and Alex Geurin for Pip’s mind.
A major goal of this production for Lane has been to help to kick-start the theater scene in and around Arkansas City.
“This show is the Arkansas City Community Theatre’s starting point,” Lane said.
“We hope to inspire people to join and plant the seeds of a new program in a gorgeous and wonderful space like the Burford Theatre.”
The Burford Theatre is located at 118 S. Summit St. in downtown Arkansas City.
All tickets are $5. For more information, email Brandi Young at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Southwestern College
Southwestern College is a private liberal arts college, founded in 1885 by Methodists in south-central Kansas.
Today, its Winfield campus is the residential hub that guides students to lives of meaning and service, with well-rounded academic and extra-curricular offerings attracting traditional-aged students from throughout the nation and world.
Southwestern College Professional Studies provides options for online students in any location and has been named a top provider for people serving in the military.
The college continues to be affiliated with the United Methodist Church and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission to offer bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees.
This information was provided by Southwestern College News Bureau Coordinator Charles Osen.