WINFIELD — The Southwestern College Summer Theatre Festival will present the musical “Big Fish” at 7:30 p.m. June 30 and July 1, and at 2 p.m. July 2, in the Richardson Performing Arts Center.

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“Bring the whole family to this musical about family,” said Summer Theatre director Allyson Moon. “It will inspire you to live bigger, love bigger and dream bigger.”

“Big Fish” centers on Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest. Edward’s incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him — his devoted wife, Sandra, most of all. But their son, Will, who is about to have a child of his own, is determined to learn the truth behind his father’s epic tales.

“Edward tells these huge, imaginative stories about who he has met while on the road as a traveling salesman,” Moon said.

“His son doesn’t believe his father has led the life that he has told. He is on a mission to find out who his father really is. Edward has a simple message — to live life as big as possible.”

Brian Winnie is the music director and Sheila Harding is the choreographer. The cast includes:

  • Matt Berthot — Edward Bloom;
  • Matt Porter — Young Edward;
  • Michelle Zacharov — Sandra Bloom;
  • Emily Flickinger — Young Sandra;
  • Jonathon Lane — Will Bloom;
  • Hunter Lough — Young Will;
  • Kaela Massey — Josephine;
  • Josh Massey — Karl;
  • Jack Warring — Amos;
  • Allie Petrovich — The Witch;
  • Jessica Coldwell — Jenny Hill;
  • Scarlet Green — Young Jenny;
  • Tanner Schartz — Don Price;
  • Shawn Knepper — Zacky Price;
  • Austin Davis — Dr. Bennett;
  • Nathaniel Metzinger — New York Doctor;
  • Carlene Dick — Mermaid;
  • Kyle Smith — Red Fang;
  • Chris Rogers — Ashton Mayor.

Southwestern College is a private institution granting undergraduate and graduate degrees, and is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. About 1,700 students attend classes at the main Winfield campus, at six professional studies sites in Kansas and Oklahoma or online around the world.

This information was provided by Southwestern College News Bureau Coordinator Charles Osen.