Cast and crew set for upcoming Northwest production of “Story Theatre”

FAAThe Northwest Mississippi Community College Division of Fine Arts Theatre Department is in rehearsals for its next production, Paul Sills’ “Story Theatre.”

Performances for the play are Thursday – Saturday, March 27-29 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 30 at 2 p.m. For this play, Northwest will offer additional performances on Friday, April 4 at 7 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday, April 5 and 6 at 2 p.m. Performances will be held in the Fine Arts Auditorium on the Senatobia campus.

The play is based on a group of famous fables from the Grimm Brothers and Aesop. The audience will be reintroduced to such characters as Henny Penny, the Golden Goose, Venus and the Cat, the Fisherman and His Wife, The Robber Baron, the Bremen Town Musicians, and other favorites. Sills is best remembered as Chicago’s father of improvisation, the innovative co-founder/director of the celebrated Compass Players and Chicago’s Second City improvisational comedy troupes.

“The cast list is purely an ensemble list, and each actor will be playing several parts and participating in almost every story, said David Morgan, Northwest technical director. The cast includes: Tony Penn of New London, Conn.; Yazmine Lynch, Joseph Walton, Kelli Hughes and Ashley Simon, all of Senatobia; Ben Stafford, Leah Dill and Wesley Williamson, all of Olive Branch and Cameron Jones of Nesbit. Student directors are Penn, Candice Monteith of Southaven and Kreneice Reid of Water Valley.

Tickets for the play are $10, General Admission, and $5 for seniors and students. Tickets are available at the door or may be reserved by visiting the Fine Arts Events schedule page on Northwest’s website at

For more information, contact Morgan at 662-562-3332 or email

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