"Disease of the Soul" Premieres Next Week


Arkansas Tech Theatre is presenting “A Disease of the Soul” in the Techionery three times next week.

The performances are scheduled for Wednesday, Oct.27, Thursday, Oct. 28, and Friday, Oct. 29. Each showing will begin at 8 p.m. each night with doors opening at 7:30 p.m.

Under the direction of Kate Brugh, Lisha White, Daniel Watts and Dr. Ardith Morris, the play revolves around the life of Amelie, a country girl who is committed to an asylum after becoming pregnant. The story examines the issues related to female “madness” and the attitude reflected by society in the early 1800s.

White, a student director, enjoys the collaboration of directors. “Directors are taking ideas from other members of the company. Directors are not the only ones coming up with a vision and that makes the design better.”

Ticket prices are $8 for general admission and $5 with Tech students with a Tech I.D.

Students in lead roles include Robecris Ebron and Larissa Gudino. The production also features Kelley Martin, Hannah-Leigh Baker, Keshia Lovewell, Erica Johnson, Cassandra Andrus, Natasha Rackley, Allissa Hertz, Georgia Beavers, Tim Pelton, Tim Jarmon, James Ritchie and Ian J. Hiatt.