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University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Cast complete for UALR’s first theatre production of 2013-14

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s first theatre production of the 2013-14 academic year has been cast.

Performances of “The Waiting Room” by Lisa Loomer will run from Sept. 26 to Oct. 6. Thursday and Friday shows are at 8 p.m., Saturday shows are at 7 p.m., and Sunday shows are at 2:30 p.m.

Performances will be at Haislip Arena Theatre in the UALR Center for the Performing Arts. Ticket prices are $10 for the general public and $5 for UALR students, faculty, staff, and for senior citizens.

For more information or tickets, call 501.569.3456.

“The Waiting Room”

The story involves three women from three different centuries who meet in a modern-day doctor’s waiting room.

The women’s stories are wrapped in the sexual and social politics of a male-dominated medical industry. The issues range from cultural aesthetics to breast cancer treatment.

The female characters include an 18th-century Chinese woman whose bound feet are literally falling apart; a 19th-century woman who has been so tightly corseted she is suffering from what was called “hysteria;” and a contemporary American woman suffering the side effects of silicone breast implants.

The show’s director is Stacy Pendergraft, associate professor of actor training at UALR. The cast members are:

  • Marquis Bullock as Douglas/Blessing, a graduate of Allen High School in Texas
  • Derrick Herman as Larry, a graduate of Drew Central High School
  • Matt Maguire as Oliver/Male Lawyer, a graduate of Harding Academy
  • Deandre’ Lewis as Ken, a graduate of Sylvan Hills High School
  • Danny Jimenez as Bridget/Cerise/Cabbie/Puerto Rican Attendant/Nurse Bruce, a graduate of Bentonville High School
  • Michael Gann as the Orderly/Bartender, a graduate of Benton County School of the Arts High School
  • Kazzie Cazort as Wanda, a graduate of Bryant High School
  • Emily Bruner as Victoria/Female Lawyer, a graduate of Benton County School of the Arts High School
  • Stephanie Ong as Forgiveness, a graduate of Watson Chapel High School
  • Marissa Harris as Brenda/Jamaican Waitress, a graduate of North Little Rock High West Campus
  • Ashley Mahan as Orderly/Jade Ornament/Asian Masseuse/Asian Intern, a graduate of Morrilton High School
  • Beth Warren as Orderly/Deck Crew/Waitress, a graduate of Parkview High School
  • Dariane Mull as Assistant Stage Manager/African-American Masseuse/Orderly, a graduate of Little Rock Central High School