UNA TO STAGE WOODY ALLEN'S 'DON'T DRINK THE WATER' MARCH 13-16
Feb. 18, 2008
By Mandi Milligan
UNA Public Relations Student Writer
FLORENCE, Ala. – The University of North Alabama Department of Communications and Theatre will stage Woody Allen’s “Don’t Drink the Water” at 7:30 p.m. March 13-15 and at 2 p.m. March 16. All performances will be held in Norton Auditorium. General admission tickets are $10 each, or $5 each for UNA students, faculty and staff.
Guest artist Charlton James will direct this modern adaptation of the 1960s classic.
Somewhere behind the iron curtain, an international scandal starts when Walter Hollander, a tourist from New Jersey, is accused of being a spy. He and his family take refuge in the United States Embassy, which is temporarily being run by the ambassador’s son, an individual incapable of such a responsibility. Add to the mix the Hollanders’ attractive daughter, a priest who believes he is a great magician, a crazed chef and an angry mob waiting outside the embassy, and you have a comic classic that brings humor to life as only Allen can do it.
Cast members include: Nick Salter, of Florence, as Father Drobney; Steve Sharbutt, of Birmingham, as Ambassador Magee; Jessica Pitts, of Athens, as Kilroy; Daniel Burcham, of Fruitland Park, Fla., as Axell Magee; Angela Green, of Enterprise, as Marion Hollander; Duell Russel Aldridge, of Red Bay, as Walter Hollander; Lesley Harper, of Madison, as Susan Hollander; Brian Johnson, of Florence, as Krojack; Cody McCoy, of Corinth, Miss., as Burns; Michael Baldwin, of Birmingham, as Chef; Pratik Mamtora, of Ahmedabad, India, as Sultan of Bashir; Andrew Maxwell, of Rogersville, as Kasnar; and Chelsea Hughes, of Sheffield, as Countess Bordoni.
The ensemble includes: Jessica Shane, of Florence; Katherine Purcell, of Trinity; Liza Montgomery, of Florence; Brianna Jex, of Anchorage, Alaska; Daniel Hobbs, of Huntsville; Shalonda Hampton, of Courtland; Serina Fujii, of Aichi, Japan.
Matt Mallard, of Decatur, is assistant director of the production. Brittany Flory, of Fort Payne, serves as the scene designer. Brittany James, of Russellville, is costume designer. Dr. David Ruebhausen is the sound designer.
The UNA staging of “Don’t Drink the Water” is being produced by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc.