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Theatre performs ‘The Menaechmi’

Sophomore Colby McKeehan, of Johnson City, Tennessee, and freshman Drew Hawkins, Brooklet, Georgia, will star as “The Twins” in Milligan's “The Menaechmi.”

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MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. (Sept. 29, 2017) — The Milligan College theatre will perform “The Menaechmi” on October 26-28 at 7:30 p.m. and 29 at 2:30 p.m. in the college’s McGlothlin-Street Theatre located in the Gregory Center. All seats are $5 and go on sale October 2 at the Milligan Bookstore, 423.461.8733.

A Roman play considered to be Plautus’ greatest comedy, “The Menaechmi” is a hilarious story full of twists and turns. The story features a vast array of traditional Roman stock characters, including an old man obsessed with money, a rebellious young man, a clever slave, a shrewish wife and a cowardly soldier.

“The production is a fast-paced case of mistaken identity which constantly confuses the characters onstage but contributes to the hilarity of the play for the audience,” according to the show’s director, Richard Major, professor of theatre. “This is a wonderful crowd-pleaser for audiences of all ages.”

Sophomore Colby McKeehan, of Johnson City, Tennessee, and freshman Drew Hawkins, Brooklet, Georgia, will star as “The Twins.” Senior Lukas Williams, Newport, Tennessee, will play Peniculous; Senior Kristen Branch, of Mountain City, Tennessee, will play Matrona; and Senior Michaela Williams, Cocoa, Florida, will play Erotium.

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MILLIGAN COLLEGE is a Christian liberal arts college in Northeast Tennessee whose vision is to change lives and shape culture through a commitment to servant leadership. The college offers more than 100 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in a variety of fields, along with graduate and adult degree completion programs.  To learn more about Milligan College, visit www.milligan.edu or call 800-262-8337.

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