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Nov. 1, 2011
Steve Rottinghaus, Baker University public relations director, (785) 594-8330 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Department of Music and Theatre to present ‘Impolite Comedy’

Baldwin City, Kan. — Baker University’s Department of Music and Theatre will present “Impolite Comedy,” written by Joseph Hayes and directed by Patti Heiman, Baker University instructor, on Nov. 10-13 at Rice Auditorium on the Baldwin City campus. Admission is free.Baker-0964

Showtimes for the student production are 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10-12 and 2 p.m. Nov. 13.

“Impolite Comedy” features a dinner party comically gone awry. A publisher and his wife have invited a young novelist. The publisher is determined to get the novelists’ new book as his firm badly needs a best seller. The publisher's mother, an amusing but difficult woman, has arrived unexpectedly. An uninvited, sophisticated mystery writer who may have had an affair with the publisher's wife enters the scene. The novelist proves more difficult than reputed and has in tow the girl he’s currently living with and with whom he's been fighting all day.

Here is the cast list for “Impolite Comedy”: Ali Watson, Concordia, as Leola Parish; Jeff Milton, Overland Park, as Bart Parish; Courtney West, Girard, as Carrie Parish; Tyler Falck, Topeka, as Ogden Littlefield; Jillian Miller, Lenexa, as Tracy Albritton; Ryan Hodges, Baldwin, as Maxwell Tate.

Production staff and designers are Cheyenne Queen, Derby, stage manager; Peri Montgomery, Overland Park, lighting design; Patrick King, DeSoto, sound design; Ali Watson, hair and make-up design; and Haven Ashley, Topeka, props mistress.

Baker University is committed to assuring student learning and developing confident, competent and responsible contributors to society.