CSM Announces Casts for Summer Performances

The College of Southern Maryland Performing Arts Department announces the casts of three upcoming productions to be performed as part of CSM’s Twilight Performance Series. Shows include “HONK! – A Musical Play for the Entire Family,” “The Actor’s Nightmare/Sure Thing” and “The Fisherman and His Wife.” All Twilight performances begin at 6:45 p.m. and admission is free.

“HONK!” is a musical about a goose named Ugly, whose odd, gawky looks instantly incite prejudice from his family and neighbors. When Ugly is separated from his farm and family, he embarks on a rollicking and harrowing journey where he not only discovers his true beauty and glorious destiny, but also finds love and acceptance. “HONK!” will be presented Tuesday, July 16 at the Leonardtown Campus, 22950 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, and Wednesday, July 17 at the La Plata Campus, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata.

The cast of “HONK!” includes Kaylin Beach of Pomfret, Alyshia Bradley of Lusby, J.R. Cook of Lexington Park, Greg Kenney of Accokeek, Alex LaClair of La Plata, Danielle LeDoux of Indian Head, Alexis Miller of Prince Frederick and Kenneth L. Waters of Waldorf. “HONK!” is directed by Sherry Santana of Waldorf.

“The Actor’s Nightmare/Sure Thing” is a one-act play that follows George who casually wanders into a theater and is suddenly pushed on stage to replace an ailing actor. Unsure of what play is being performed, George stumbles his way through a scene from “Private Lives,” “Hamlet” and “A Man for All Seasons,” until make-believe gives way to reality. “Sure Thing” is a one-act classic of contemporary comedy—two people meet in a café and find their way through a conversational minefield as an offstage bell interrupts their false starts, gaffes and faux pas on the way to finding love. The show takes place Wednesday, July 24 at the La Plata Campus.

Cory Bragg of Nanjemoy, Cook, Taejiana Curtis of Waldorf, Anna Henry of White Plains, Morgan Kline of Waldorf, LaClair and Miller make up the cast of “The Actor’s Nightmare” and “Sure Thing.”

“The Fisherman and His Wife” is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm about a poor fisherman who catches a golden flounder that claims to be an enchanted prince. The fisherman kindly releases it but when he tells his wife of the event she says that he should have asked the flounder to grant him a wish. The fish does grant a wish, and many more that the greedy wife demands until she goes too far with her requests. Performance dates are Wednesday, July 31 at the La Plata Campus and Thursday, Aug. 1 at the Prince Frederick Campus.

The cast of “The Fisherman and His Wife” includes Bragg, Kenney, Annabel Russell of Waldorf and Waters. “The Actor’s Nightmare,” “Sure Thing” and “The Fisherman and His Wife” are directed by CSM Associate Professor Keith Hight.

“This is our second summer stock and we are really excited to have all the cast members who came out,” said Hight. “It was really nice to have such great choice of people who came to auditions.”

For information and a schedule of all Twilight performances, visit http://www.csmd.edu/Arts/TwilightSeries/.


CSM's summer arts events are free to the public through generous support from local sponsors and the CSM Foundation. To be a sponsor, call 301-934-7649.