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Valorie Coleman
Public Relations Director
College of the Ozarks
Point Lookout, MO 65726
Office: (417) 690-2212

November 17, 2017

College of the Ozarks theatre students to present “The Importance of Being Earnest” Dec. 2-5

POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — The College of the Ozarks Theatre Department will present “The Importance of Being Earnest” as their winter production.

Performances will take place Friday and Saturday, Dec. 1-2, at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 3, at 2:30 p.m.; and Monday, Dec. 4, at 7:30 p.m. Cost for performances are as follows: adults, $10; senior citizens, $8; students (non-College of the Ozarks), $8; children, $6. College Associates will be admitted free upon showing Associates card. Associate guests are $5.00.                                                                                             

The play, performed by C of O students, is directed by Lisa Young, associate professor of theatre.


·         John Worthing, J.P., performed by Isaac Houser, freshman criminal justice major from LaVale, Maryland

·         Aglernon Moncrieff, performed by Jed Friedman, sophomore criminal justice major from Springfield, Missouri

·         Rev. Canon Chasuble, D.D., performed by Caleb Brubaker, junior journalism major from St. James, Missouri

·         Merriman, performed by Jonathan Kirkland, senior music theatre major from Monett, Missouri

·         Lane, performed by Aaron DeOrnellis, sophomore music theatre major from Springfield, Missouri

·         Lady Bracknell, performed by Natalie Hensarling, junior music theatre major from Olathe, Kansas

·         Hon. Gwendolen Fairfax, performed by Annie Ashwell, freshman music theatre major from Joplin, Missouri

·         Cecily Cardew, performed by Melissa Davis, senior double major in psychology and theatre, from Forsyth, Missouri

·         Miss Prism, performed by Rina Salmon, junior theatre major from Tahlequah, Oklahoma

To reserve tickets, call the Theatre Department Box Office at (417) 690-2626.

About College of the Ozarks

College of the Ozarks is a private, Christian, liberal arts college, located in Point Lookout, Missouri, on a 1,000-acre campus. Christian values, hard work, and financial responsibility comprise the fundamental building blocks of the “Hard Work U.” experience. The College earns numerous accolades yearly, including No. 1 Best Value Regional College in the Midwest and No. 1 Most Innovative School in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report for 2018. To achieve its vision, the College pursues academic, vocational, Christian, patriotic, and cultural goals. These goals are mirrored in School of the Ozarks, a laboratory school that completes the K-college model.

The Keeter Center — the College’s award-winning lodge, restaurant, and conference facility — was ranked a Top Small Hotel in the U.S. by TripAdvisor for 2017. It features historic lodging, fine dining, and meeting rooms. With more than 350 student workers, it is the largest work station on campus. Follow College of the Ozarks at or on Twitter @CofOHardWorkU.


11.15.17 – Kyle Duncan 


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