“Beau Jest” opens theatre season at Sterling College
Directed by Sterling community member Samantha Kennedy, “Beau Jest” will begin the theatre season at Sterling College on Friday, Aug. 29, at 8 p.m. The romantic comedy by James Sherman will take place in Culbertson Auditorium Aug. 29 and 30 with the box office opening at 7 p.m., doors opening at 7:30 p.m., and the play beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are available on show nights and will cost $10 for adults and $5 for students, children and seniors.
In “Beau Jest,” Jewish teacher Sara Goldman is dating a Gentile, but her parents want her to marry a Jewish man. She decides to lie to her mother about her boyfriend, instead telling her parents that he is a Jewish doctor. Sara hires an actor to pretend to be her boyfriend during a Jewish celebration and finds out too late that he is not Jewish either. His experience acting in “Fiddler on the Roof” sets up a humorous situation that ends with an unexpected consequence.
The students performing in “Beau Jest” include: Bridgette Gibbs of Hutchinson, Kan., as Sara Goldman; Elijah Klein of Valley Center, Kan., as Chris Cringle; Shane Rogers of Peck, Kan., as Bob Schroeder; Carlton Ryker of Wichita, Kan., as Joel Goldman; Abbey Pickering of Clearwater, Kan., as Miriam Goldman; and Cody Martin of Hutchinson, Kan., as Abe Goldman.
Sterling College is a Christ-centered, four-year college located in Sterling, Kan., with a mission to develop creative and thoughtful leaders who understand a maturing Christian faith. For more information, visit www.sterling.edu.