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KWC Theatre Department’s ‘Guys and Dolls’ delayed one week; tickets available

March 25, 2021 | 12:07 am

Updated March 24, 2021 | 10:34 pm

Guys and Dolls

The Kentucky Wesleyan College Theatre Department’s present of the musical comedy Guys and Dolls has been pushed back a week to April 1-3.

The performances were originally planned for March 25-27 but were rescheduled due to a recent pause in in-person classes and campus activities. 

Performances will be at 7 p.m. each night, along with the closing matinee at 2 p.m. on April 3. The show will be performed in the Activity Hall at 3300 Frederica Street.

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All tickets previously purchased will be honored for the respective rescheduled showtimes.

Guys and Dolls is a light-hearted romp through the dark underworld of gambling, showgirls and street corner evangelism,” said Nate Gross, co-director and KWC associate professor theatre arts. “It’s the New York City of the late 1930s through the lens of the 1950s, then refracted through the lens of the pandemic 2020s.”

The play will also be directed by Calvin Malone, a native of Owensboro who is a professional stage actor.

Performances will be choreographed by Shauna Jones with music direction by Dennis Jewett, associate professor of music at KWC.

The creative team assembled a cast and crew consisting of KWC theater students, as well as community members and professional actors.

Capacity has been reduced to allow the audience to be socially distanced. Tickets and livestream information can be found on the KWC Theatre Department’s Facebook page or at kwc.edu/guysanddolls.

Guys and Dolls ran for 1,200 performances after it opened on Broadway in 1950. It received nearly unanimous positive reviews from critics and won a bevy of awards, including Tony Awards, Drama Desks and Oliviers.

March 25, 2021 | 12:07 am

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