“Beauregard Bottoms” Debuts April 8-9

Beauregard Bottoms Bed Scene 2022
Actors perform a scene in the Arkansas Tech University production of "Beauregard Bottoms."

A Southern gothic thriller film entitled “Beauregard Bottoms” will be screened at ATU’s Techionery Theatre, 1502 N. El Paso Ave., at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 8, and Saturday, April 9.

Tickets will be available for $5 each at the Techionery Theatre box office on the days of the screenings.

The project represents the pilot project for a reimagined ATU program that combines traditional theatre with film production. The spring 2022 film marks the first one Arkansas Tech theatre and film production has created using new digital film equipment designed to give students a competitive advantage in 21st century performance art.

“Beauregard Bottoms” was written by Arkansas Tech student Bri DeClue of Dardanelle. It is about a young woman who leaves behind her family troubles with hopes of pursuing a new beginning at college. However, the protagonist’s encounters with an antebellum-era spirit on campus has her teetering between intrigue and fear.

The cast of “Beauregard Bottoms” features ATU students Laken Rudelis of Harrison, Rue Recinos of Alma, Kyndal Atkinson of Rogers and Juan Olivarez of Fort Smith.

Faith Spencer of Russellville is assistant director. Caleb Foshe and Brady Williams, both of Fayetteville, are director of photography and camera operator, respectively.

Kyndal Atkinson of Rogers is producing the film, and Lily Watson of Russellville is the design team lead.

The post production process was supervised by Andrew Egan of Conway, and special effects were designed by Matthew West of Batesville.

The film features an original soundtrack scored by Brad Wills of Dardanelle.

Frances Roberson, assistant professor of theatre and film and technical director of theatre at Arkansas Tech, serves as program director for ATU theatre and film production.

Learn more about the ATU theatre and film production program at www.atu.edu/cj/theatre.php.