Rusty Jones

Arts
3:34 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

[Update: Cancellations] Murray Shakespeare Festival 2015: "Method In Madness"

Patrick Earl as Hamlet in HAMLET
Credit Courtesy of American Shakespeare Center. Photo by Michael Bailey.

Fourth Update: The Friday, March 6 10 AM performance of Hamlet has been canceled. 

Third Update:  Per Dr. Rusty Jones: Thursday's 10 AM performance of Much Ado About Nothing and Thursday's 7 PM performance of Hamlet are canceled. Watch for updates concerning the Friday, 10 AM performance of Hamlet.

Second Update: Per Dr. Rusty Jones: Due to weather concerns, the 5-6:30 PM American Shakespeare Center workshop at Playhouse in the Park has been canceled. The Thursday, 4-5 PM lecture on Hamlet on Film by Dr. Mickey Wadia from Austin Peay is also canceled. Please watch this page for updates on the Thursday, March 5, 10 AM production of Much Ado About Nothing, the Thursday, 7 PM production of Hamlet, and the Friday, March 6, 10 AM production of Hamlet.

Update: Sounds Good conversation with Dr. Rusty Jones and commentary by Dr. Andy Black about the Cinema International film Much Ado About Nothing added to this article.

The American Shakespeare Center of Staunton, Virginia, will grace the Lovett Auditorium stage once again with performances of Much Ado About Nothing and Hamlet, March 2-6. Hear "A Minute With Shakespeare" on WKMS weekdays leading up to the performances at 7:19 a.m., 12:19 p.m. and 4:19 p.m.

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Culture
2:18 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

Playhouse in the Parks' Rusty Jones Previews Holiday Shows on Sounds Good

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WKMS' Kate Lochte sits down with MSU English professor and Playhouse in the Park board member Rusty Jones to take a look at the start of theater's holiday season. 

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Arts
5:07 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Playhouse in the Park Presents Heartwarming Comedy "Grace & Glorie"

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Murray's Playhouse in the Park presents "Grace and Glorie" the next two weekends. Cast members Vicki Morton and Marci Jo Gardner-Edmonds and Director Rusty Jones visit Sounds Good with a glimpse into the story of what the volunteer hospice counselor from New York and the feisty old cancer victim of the Blue Grass Mountains learn together.

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Arts
4:31 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

Playhouse in the Park Presents: "The Odd Couple"

The Odd Couple’s Oscar Madison has a perfect line for lunchtime: “I got brown sandwiches and green sandwiches. It’s either very new cheese or very old meat.” MSU English and Philosophy’s Rusty Jones directs Playhouse in the Park’s The Odd Couple opening Friday for a two weekend run. Dr. Jones brings cast members Brad Brauser (Oscar) and Tom Jackson (Felix) to visit Sounds Good. This Neil Simon iconic comedy won a Tony in 1965 and, according to the American Association of Community Theatres, it is still one of the most frequently produced comedies by community theatres around the world. See more at Playhouse in the Park's website.

Arts
4:23 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Playhouse in the Park Presents: "Fiddler on the Roof"

Playhouse in the Park presents "Fiddler on the Roof," a long-running Broadway musical set in 1905 Russia, based on the story, Tevye and his Daughters, by Sholem Aleichem. The story centers on Tevye (played by Rusty Jones), the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his family and Jewish religious traditions while outside influences encroach upon their lives. Kate Lochte speaks with Playhouse in the Park Director Lisa Cope, Pam Rockwell who plays Golde (Tevye's wife), and one of the fiddlers, Gracie Wallace about the production. The play opens this weekend, and runs through June 16. See how to get tickets at PlayhouseinthePark.net

Arts
6:29 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

Werewolves, Cross-Dressing and a Singing Fool... Why It's Next Week's Murray Shakespeare Festival!

Next week, the American Shakespeare Festival returns to the Murray State campus to present Shakespeare's hilarious comedy Twelfth Night and John Webster's gripping tragedy The Duchess of Malfi. Check out the full festival schedule, which also includes an exciting lineup of workshops, film screenings, and stimulating scholar-led discussions at murraystate.edu/shakespeare. Festival organizers Dr. Barbara Cobb and Dr. Rusty Jones came to the studio to read some Shakespeare and talk about some of the more... interesting elements of  both featured productions.