(March 2007)

Contact: Marjorie Lyons Playhouse, 318-869-5242, or Lynn Stewart or Kacie Lopez, Centenary News Service, 318-869-5120

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Tickets Now Available for Centenary's Marjorie Lyons Playhouse Presentation of Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical Beginning March 22

SHREVEPORT, LA. — Centenary College's Marjorie Lyons Playhouse will present the rock musical "Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical" beginning March 22.

The play will be presented at 8 p.m. March 22-24 and 29-31 and at 2 p.m. on March 25. Reservations and tickets for performances can be arranged by calling 318-869-5242.

Directed by C.L. "Kip" Holloway, the play is set in 1968's New York City, and follows a group of disaffected youths whose lives are centered on free love, psychedelic drugs, anti-war protests and the pursuit of freedom of expression. The traditional staging of the play originally made a splash in the late 1960s.

"Hair" is portrayed by an ensemble cast composed of theatre students ranging from seniors to first-year cast members. Featured players are Heather Bickham, Adam Boyd, Cameron Bradford, David Fitzgibbons, A.J. Haynes, Ae'jay Mitchell, Andre' Pitre, Stephen Scarlato, Leah Tennyson, Nate Wasson, Karisca Wheeler and Amy Williams. Holloway, a Shreveport native, also serves as the executive director of the Red River Revel Arts Festival. Katie DuPont, Centenary alumna, will choreograph the show. Lights and sets were designed by Don Hooper of the Department of Theatre and Dance.

The student production team is rounded out by Marissa Brown as stage manager; Amy San Pedro, assistant stage manager; Jeffery Kitchens, light board operator; Savannah Baggerly, sound board technician; Kalah Roberts, properties mistress; and Neecee Blackwell, body paint artist.

Tickets are now available at the Marjorie Lyons Playhouse box office at Centenary College daily from noon to 4 p.m. Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, and $10 for children and non-Centenary students. Centenary faculty, staff and students are admitted free of charge but need to pick up their tickets in advance.

Marjorie Lyons Playhouse is located on the northeast corner of the Centenary campus at the intersection of Wilkinson Street and Woodlawn Avenue.