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Herberger College Theatre presents the political comedy, “Good ‘N Plenty”


March 25, 2003

Please note: This show contains nudity, implied drug use, adult language and adult content.

WHAT: The Herberger College of Fine Arts Department of Theatre at ASU presents “Good ’N Plenty,” written by Jeff Hatcher and directed by guest director Jack Reuler.

Hatcher’s offbeat comedy about a group of high school students studying the U.S. Constitution underscores one of the best freedoms a democracy allows – the ability to laugh at one’s own government! Uproariously funny, “Good ’N Plenty” examines our system of government and our ability to adapt to the impact of current events and social change.

WHEN: April 18-19, 23-26, 7:30 p.m.; April 27, 2 p.m. The performance on April 27 will be sign language interpreted.

WHERE: Paul V. Galvin Playhouse, 51 E. 10th St. on the ASU campus in Tempe.

TICKETS: $14 adults, $12 seniors, faculty and staff; $5 students.

INFORMATION, TICKETS: 480-965-6447.

Teacher Richard Miller joins the faculty of his alma mater to teach Principles of Democracy to college-bound seniors. His approach to education is led by a desire for practical applications of academia, fueled by a game named after the candy Good ’N Plenty.

Biting political satire collides with slapstick and farce in a showcase of ASU's finest comic talent, with a cast that includes freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students. Alternating between today and 1976, “Good ’N Plenty” theatrically illustrates that the more things change, the more they stay the same.

Visiting the Herberger College Department of Theatre from Minnesota, “Good ’N Plenty” director Jack Reuler is the artistic director of Mixed Blood Theatre in Minneapolis.

“In 1976 and 2003, we worry about oil availability and rising gas prices, turmoil in the Middle East, Republican/Democrat schisms, level playing fields for all in education, the war on drugs, moral propriety among authority figures and more,” Reuler says. “Uproarious laughter was and is an elixir for trying times, and “Good ’N Plenty” provides guffaws due to sophisticated smarm.”

Eight actors play 23 characters in the play. The actors are:

  • Jason Acton (Kettlewell Twins/Elvis/Superintendent Harasick)
  • Aleah Baker (Glenda Dunlope/Penny Stenger/Mrs. Burchfield)
  • David Bianchi (Ron/Tyrell/Baliff)
  • Greg Elliott (John/Albert/Dr. Mavermatis)
  • Julia Fazakerly (Kim/Roanne/Mess Borkowski)
  • Jeffrey Middledon (Ed/Pete/Big Bob/Mickey)
  • Laura Wilkinson (Cindy/Margie)
  • Edward Williams, Jr. (Mr. Miller) 

    Media Contact:
    Megan Krause
    480-965-8795
    megan.krause@asu.edu