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Arkadelphia Little Theatre stages Delia Dancer, Doughnut Girl

Arkadelphia Little Theatre’s production of Delia Dancer, Doughnut Girl, opens Friday night for an Oct. 27 and Oct. 29-30 run at Henderson State University’s Studio Theatre

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Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Friday Oct. 27 and Monday, Oct. 30, plus at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 29. Tickets may be purchased at the door beginning 30 minutes before curtain time. Prices are $10 general admission and $8 for students.

Described as a modern comedic melodrama, Delia Dancer, Doughnut Girl captures the challenges and struggles of a young woman making a living cooking doughnuts and other pastries in a small-town doughnut factory.

The Martin R. Collin play is structured as a radio program, complete with phony commercials, parody songs, audience participation and listener call-ins.

Claudia Beach, a retired HSU theatre professor and former director of HSU’s Theatre and Dance program, is directing the play for ALT, a local nonprofit.

The ensemble cast includes three Henderson State faculty-staff, Ashton Barrett, Russ Breshears and Bryon Martin; six HSU students, Shamia Dupree, Michael Jackson, Libby Michna, Khaylin Sanders, Kylee Scott and Canei Starks; and nine community members, Tammara Adams, Drew Davis, Veda Goodyear, Cody Kehmeier, Missie Brooks Kramer, Sarah Miller, Ali Painter, Dusty Schmid and Bill Sutley.

Another retired HSU theatre faculty member, William Henshaw, serves as costume designer. Kehmeier doubles as music director, and Painter is also stage manager. Kim Adams serves as scenic and lighting designer.