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NE theater program will perform 1950s slapstick musical comedy

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Local bookie Nathan Detroit, played by David Sylvester, is threatened by high-roller Sky Masterson, played by Antonio Thomas, in NE Campus’ production of Guys and Dolls. Casey Holder/The Collegian

By Leah Bosworth/ne campus editor

The NE Campus theater program will present Guys and Dolls May 4-7 in the NFAB Theatre. The show will begin at 7 p.m. each night with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday.

Local bookie Nathan Detroit, played by David Sylvester, is threatened by high-roller Sky Masterson, played by Antonio Thomas, in NE Campus’ production of Guys and Dolls.
Casey Holder/The Collegian

The musical comedy, directed by NE adjunct drama instructor Susan Polster, takes place in the early 1950s in New York City and encompasses the brimming vitality of the sleepless city through the interactions between a gambler, a missionary, a showgirl and a high roller.

High-rolling sly guy Sky Masterson is challenged with a bet to take pious mission doll Sarah Brown to Havana for a night while small-time gambler Nathan Detroit balances a permanent floating crap game and his Hot Box showgirl fiancée Miss Adelaide.

Student Antonio Thomas will play Sky, and student Marissa Stubbe will play Sarah.

“She’s very uptight but is trying to do a lot of good,” Stubbe said about her character.

Stubbe said Sarah is a contrast from her off-stage personality.

“I’m a bit louder and less restrained,” she said.

Student Ashlie Pollard will play Miss Adelaide, the lead showgirl.

“She’s a ditsy blonde,” Pollard said.

Pollard’s character and her clan of Hot Box Girls hit the stage with glitzy, risqué costumes and a burlesque performance called “A Bushel and a Peck.”

“It’s fast-paced and all over the place,” said student William Hansard about the slapstick-style performance. “You will not stop laughing the whole time.”

Hansard will play small-time gambler Nicely-Nicely Johnson, who he described as “a cross between Bugs Bunny and Curly from The Three Stooges.”

Hansard will open the musical singing “Fugue for Tinhorns,” an upbeat piece about the excitement of horse betting, with fellow gambling characters Rusty Charlie and Benny Southstreet.

“You’ll be falling out of your chair half the time laughing,” Hansard said. “It’s the quintessential American musical.”

The performance is free for TCC students and faculty, $4 for non-TCC students and senior citizens, and $6 for general admission.

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