Rusty Jones

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.