• Alyson Heisler

Production recognized by regional theater festival

Cast members (from the left) Eric Fetske, Brenna Heupel (seated), Maddie Thompson, and Dan Fagan perform in "God fo Carnage"

The Minot State University mainstage production of “God of Carnage,” performed last month, was selected as a possible featured performance at the regional Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.

The show’s director, Aili Smith, associate professor of theatre arts, is excited about the possible journey ahead.

“If the production is selected, all elements including set, costumes, props, and performance will be taken. We will load up a U-Haul and travel a long distance to share our production with other theatre artists in the region,” Smith said.

This selection would be a monumental moment for Minot State’s Theatre Arts Program — as MSU has never had a full participating production selected for the festival.

“MSU has one of the smallest theatre departments in the region, and I would be extremely grateful as a director and theatre artist to present our work at the festival,” Smith said. “The cast, designers, and crew for ‘God of Carnage’ have been absolutely wonderful to work with collaboratively.”

Smith will find out in December whether the show will be one of the mounted productions at the regional festival in Des Moines, Iowa, Jan. 21-27.

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