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February 21, 2017


Act One puts on an Awesome 80's Prom


Act One puts on an Awesome 80's PromPerforming a show full of improve, Cowley College's Act One Drama Club entertained audience members with an Awesome 80's Prom Feb. 16-18 in the Earle N. Wright Room.

The show was about high school in the 1980’s. The characters interacted with the audience and were allowed opportunities to come up with their own dialogue.

The impact of high energy and high school drama made it impossible for the audience to sit still.

“The students never stopped acting for the entirety of the show which is a testament to their skills,” interim theatre director Cara Kem said. “I had never created a show like this before. It was a challenge for all but one met head on. I have now seen our production over 20 times and still laugh hysterically at it.”


Blake Williams – Payton Latney
Michael Jay – Tanner Hollister
Louis Fenterspock – Michael Rodriguez
Feung Schwey – Steven Lu
Nicki Fender – Alex Lisenbee
Whitey Whitiker – Jazmynn Burris
Kerrie Kowalski – Ali Pack
Melissa Ann “Missy” Martin – Hannah Coryea
Inga Swanson – Jessic Burk
Dickie Harrington – Ross Ferris
Mr. Richard “Dick” Snelgrove – Cory Blevins
Mrs. Patty Lascalzo (Mrs. L) – Tori Vansteinberg
Heather # 1 Wellington – Hannah Short
Heather # 2 Wynters – Courtney Wallace
“Beef” Beefarowski – Julian Cornejo
Johnny J. Hughes – Monet Watson
Lloyd Parker – Josh Wolf
Molly Parker – Claudi Sprague
Michael Jackson – Michael Rodriguez
The Plant – It’s a Surprise
Male Swing – Tim Hardman
Swing # 1 – Jenny Thivongsa
Swing #2 – Bri Guevara
Mrs. L Understudy – Tiffany Tatum
Mr. Snelgrove Understudy – Timothy Hardman
Football Guys – Gunner Johnson and Bryce James
Lighting design – Brianna Baxley
Costume design – Payton Latney
Props design – Cory Blevins and Anastasija Mathis
Sound design – Jordan Vande Giessen
Stage Management – Kristin James
Assistant Stage Management – Kim Wong and Braydee Holmes
Director – Cara Kem
Technical/Associate Director – John Rohr