Crowder College Theatre Department Presents ‘Bedtime Stories (As Told by Our Dad) (Who Messed Them Up)’ on June 21 and 22

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(Neosho, MO)Crowder College’s Theatre Department will present Bedtime Stories (As Told by Our Dad) (Who Messed Them Up), written by Ed Monk and directed by Annie Smith, on June 21 and 22 at 7:00 pm nightly and 2:00 pm for the Saturday matinee. Performances will be held in the Elsie Plaster Community Center on the Crowder College campus in Neosho.

This production focuses on a family whose dad has a favorite way to help his three rowdy kiddos go to bed: telling them bedtime stories. However, he tends to forget how the classic tales go, so he uses his imagination to keep the stories engaging. These bedtime stories sure aren’t the ones you grew up with!

This production offers a unique edge of cast members, as the group is made up of not only Crowder College and other local college students, but also area youth from second grade to high school freshman who attend local schools or who are homeschooled.

Cast and crew members include:

  • Dad, played by Greyson Lamp, a Missouri Southern State University student who is studying ecology
  • Wally, played by Simon Smith, a fourth-grade student at Monett Intermediate School
  • Ashley, played by Holly Gribben, a third-grade homeschool student from Joplin
  • Kate, played by Astrid Johnson, a second-grade student at Triway Elementary in Pierce City
  • Prince 1 and Horace, played by Joe Deatherage, a third-grade student at McKinley Elementary in Joplin
  • Princess 2 and Mayor, played by Zoe Deatherage, a fifth-grade student at McKinley Elementary in Joplin
  • Prime Minister and Mayor, played by Atlas Johnson, a Crowder College student who is studying business administration
  • Mindy, Mom, and Prince 2, played by Gracie Lawson, a ninth-grade student at Neosho High School
  • The Sheep and the Poor Old Woman, played by Sequoia Sversvold, a third-grade student at Goodman Elementary

The stage manager is Tiffany Blevins and the Technical Director/Set Designer is Sara Sargent-Evergarden

Ensemble members include:

  • Joe Deatherage
  • Zoe Deatherage
  • Atlas Johnson
  • Gracie Lawson
  • Kate McCullough
  • Sequoia Sversvold
  • Izzy Williams

The entire family will enjoy this production! Tickets are available for purchase here. General admission is $5 per person. Tickets for children twelve years old and younger are only $3.

About Crowder College: 

Crowder College was established in April 1963, as the voters of Newton and McDonald counties passed the issue to create a community college (formerly junior college) on the land formerly known as Camp Crowder. Today, the college provides services to a nine-county service region in southwest Missouri with locations in Neosho, Cassville, Joplin, McDonald County, Nevada and Webb City. The student population exists from within the four-state region, and around the globe. With over 80 degree and program options, the college is a great place to train for a career or transfer to a university.


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