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Stages Theatre for Youth to present “Dead Certain”

July 11, 2012
By cnp
Posted in Community Events

Clarksville, Ark. --- Stages Theatre for Youth will present "Dead Certain," a psychological thriller by Marcus Lloyd, on Friday, July 13 and Saturday, July 14.

Staring Ginny Sain as Elizabeth, and Weston Allen Kemp as Michael, Dead Certain is a gripping tale of suspense in which truth and illusion become almost inseparably entangled in a real life game of cat and mouse.

Charming and good-looking, but never more than a few steps from self-destruction, Michael is an out of work actor who was once on the verge of stardom. Elizabeth is a theatre-obsessed ex-dancer who became wheelchair bound as the result of an accident. She now lives alone in a large country house. When she contacts Michael’s agent and offers Michael a large fee to visit her and act out a play she has written, he jumps at the chance. As they start to read Elizabeth’s script, what began as a seemingly routine reading launches Michael on a disturbing path which is eerily similar to real life. Plying Michael with drink and using her cunning, Elizabeth gradually manages to undermine his self-confidence, causing him to doubt the reliability of his memory, and even doubt his sanity. The question is, why? What is in it for Elizabeth, and what does fate have in store for them both?

Directed by Ozarks’ Walton Professor of Theatre, Bruce Brown, the show promises to keep the audience on the edge of their seats as the tension builds to the story’s dramatic conclusion. Patrick Jones will serve as stage manager for the production, with lighting design by Justin Hughes, graphic design by Lauren Tumbleson, set construction by Jena Harris and Catalina Ruiz. Caitlin Krohn will serve as box office manager.

The play will take place in the Black Box Theatre in the Walton Fine Arts Building on the University of the Ozarks campus. Admission is $5, and seating in the theatre is limited. Curtain is at 7:00 pm. For more information, see the Stages Theatre for Youth website,

Please note that this production contains some adult language and stage violence and therefore may not be suitable for children under 13 years of age.

Stages Theatre for Youth is a community theatre program which offers classes and events for young people of all ages. The program’s aim is to touch lives by bringing the theatre arts to life in the Clarksville community.