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Catawba College presents “Fatal Matrimony”

Kaylee S Johnson

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What happens when the act of holy matrimony becomes anything but? Come find the answer in Catawba College’s production of Fatal Matrimony, presented at 6:55 on, February 8th and 9th, and 7:30 February 10th – 12th in Hedrick Theatre.


Directed by Dr. Kurt Corriher, Professor of Theatre Arts, Fatal Matrimony is a collection of two one act plays:  Recklessness, by Eugene O’Neil, and Trifles by Susan Glaspell. Recklessness tells the tale of a wife, stuck in a marriage where she forever places second after her husband’s beloved automobiles. When she’s caught in the midst of an affair, the consequences could prove deadly. Trifles presents the investigation into a murder which will either set a wife free or condemn her to death. But is she truly guilty? And is murder ever justified? Both Recklessness and Trifles encourage the viewers to take a look at their own sense of morality, what they consider “right”, and what they might do when pushed to the edge.

The cast for Recklessness includes Aaron Alderman of Durham as Mr. Arthur Baldwin; Carrie Foster of Baltimore, Md., as Mrs. Mildred Baldwin; Chris Herring of Oakboro as Fred Burgess; Leana Guzman of Charlotte as Gene; and Katie Higgins of Durham as Mary.

The cast of Trifles includes John Millbank of Carrboro as the County Attorney; Katie Higgins of Durham as Mrs. Peters; Jered Shults of Sevierville, Tn., as the Sheriff; Chris Clowers of Whitefish Bay, Wis., as Mr. Hale; and Sydney Berk of Encino, Calif. as Mrs. Hale.

Designers for the show include Vaughn Pollman of Overland Park, Kansas, set design; Professor Erin Dougherty, costume design; Kat Campagna of Watertown, Conn., assistant costume design; Donna Steel of Charlotte, assistant hair/makeup design; Professor Chris Zink, lighting design; Jeffery Salerno of Lake Mary, Fla., assistant lighting design; and Collette Riddle of Roanoke, Va., sound design/engineer.


Technical leadership crew members include Jodye Carroll of Mount Pleasant, S.C., stage manager;  Liz Parsons of Mocksville and Zach McRae of Hendersonville, assistant stage managers; Chris Speer of Hamptonville, assistant technical director; Greg Stoughton, master carpenter; Kat Tierney of Smyrna, Ga., Ashton Tibbit of Sanford, Jerry Archer of Asheville, Katie Marlowe, lead carpenters; Gabbi Bressi of Villanova, Pa., master electrician; Brooke Beall of Raleigh, Maggie Truxell of Cherry Hill, N.J., Tyler Burkett of Gainesville, Fl., Bristol Glass of Concord, Mary Alice Nichols of Conyers, Ga., lead electricians; Kara Procell of Bel Air, Md., props master; Jaqueline Loy of , Sara Coon of Dallas, Tx., Rayshaun Sandlin of Knightdale, lead props artisans; Meredith Avery of Clayton, charge artist; Chelsea Boulton of Monroe, KaShara Davis of Charlotte, lead scenic artists; Annabelle Prince of Charlotte, publicity.


Crew members include Tatianna Long of Kodiak, Alaska, light board operator; Mackenzie Westbrook of Charlotte, sound board operator; Jerry Archer of Asheville, props running crew; Collette Riddle of Roanoke, Va., Chadeon Proctor of Indian Trail, Sydney Carpenter of Mooresville, Chelsea Lowery of Pembroke, Ryan Kelly of , running crew; Brianna Gallagher of, front of house; Katie Hopkins of Albemarle, first hand; Ashley Jackson of , second hand; Brianna Markle of Charlotte, Amanda Clements of China Grove, wardrobe; Rayshaun Sandlin of Knightdale, dresser.

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Catawba College presents “Fatal Matrimony”