Local students part of cast and crew for UCM play

April 10, 2013 

University of Central Missouri students and Lee’s Summit natives David LeVota, Brooke Myers, Tyler Rowe, and Jennifer Van Buskirk are part of the cast and crew of the “Street Scene” production.

UCM’s Department of Theatre and Dance will present the production April 24-27 in Highlander Theatre.

LeVota, son of David and Jeri LeVota, Lone Jack, is Sam Kaplan for the production. He is a junior at UCM and a graduate of Lee’s Summit North High School.

Myers, daughter of Mike and Dawn Myers, Greenwood, is Rose Maurrant for the production. She is a freshman at UCM and a 2012 graduate of Lee’s Summit High School.

Rowe, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jason Obramowitz, is Fred Cullen for the production. He is a freshman at UCM and a graduate of Lee’s Summit North.

Van Buskirk, daughter of Bruce and Roxanne Van Buskirk, Lee’s Summit, is the hair and makeup designer for the production. She is a senior at UCM and a graduate of Lee’s Summit High School.

“Street Scene” takes place on the front stoop of a New York City tenement building in the summer of 1929. The characters represent a cross-section of lower-middle class immigrants as they labor to survive in America. Increasingly, it seems difficult for honest and hardworking folks to succeed in a system where big money, selfish politicians, greedy corporations and neighborhood violence rule the day.

Admission is $12 for the general public, $10 for UCM staff, faculty, and senior citizens and $7 for students. Tickets will be available in the box office, located in Wood 128 for season subscribers on Monday, April 15 and for the general public on Wednesday, April 17. The box office is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets may be reserved by calling the box office at 660-543-8811. Children under the age of 5 will not be admitted.

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