Drama to perform 'The 4th Graders Present An Unnamed Love-Suicide'

The 4th Graders Present

Panola College drama will perform its entry into the 2023 Texas Community College Speech and Theatre Association (TCCSTA) Playfest, The 4th Graders Present An Unnamed Love-Suicide by Sean Graney, on February 17 at 7 p.m in the Q.M. Martin Auditorium.

The play revolves around a group of 4th graders who are presenting a play written by their deceased classmate, Johnny, who has committed suicide. It is a hard look at the cycle of bullying and the cruelty of children when left to their own devices. The play is appropriate for those ages 13 and up.

The show features: Scott Eddins, freshman, Colmesneil, as Johnny; Destiny Wright, freshman, Livingston, as Rachel; Taylor Alexander, freshman, Gary, as Sally; Lauren (LoLo) Beathley, freshman, Houston, as Brenda; Jacob Phillips, sophomore, Mt. Enterprise, as Mike Rice; Lea Inman, freshman, New Boston, as Lucy Law; and Autumn Stewart, freshman, Mt. Enterprise, as the singer. Cast as the chorus is: Tamkea Alexander, freshman, Centerville; Jessica Bailey, sophomore, Nacogdoches; Chelsey Caldwell, sophomore, Mt. Enterprise; Jared Jackson, freshman, Alto; Julien Lawrence, sophomore, Timpson; Andrea Rosenbaum, freshman, Portland; and Cassie Wallace, freshman, Alto.

The show’s tech crew consists of: technical director/travel coordinator, Dawson Windham, sophomore, Shelbyville; stage manager, Kady Matthews, freshman, Union Grove; assistant director, Katelyn Guerro, freshman, Colmesneil; fight and movement coordinator, Jessica Bailey, sophomore, Nacogdoches; prop design, Star Villanueva, freshman, Orange; lighting design, Donovan Williams, sophomore, Gary; sound design and music composition, Dylan Essery, sophomore, Gary; costume design, Haven Heiman, freshman, Shelbyville, with assistance from Tristan Batchelor, freshman, Leggitt, and Cassie Wallace, freshman, Alto; hair and make-up design, Evelyn Boles, freshman, Mt. Enterprise; Chelsey Caldwell, sophomore, Mt. Enterprise; and Tameka Alexander, freshman, Centerville.

Tickets are $5 may be purchased at the door with cash, check, or credit card, or online at panola.booktix.com. The production runs approximately one hour with no intermission.