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Three Local Students Featured in 'Art'

KEENE, N.H., 10/11/2010 - Three local residents make up the cast for Keene State College’s upcoming performance of ‘Art’ on October 19-23 at the Redfern Arts Center on Brickyard Pond. Aaron Howland (son of Donna Howland of Winchester, N.H.), Scott Rodenhauser (son of Cindy and Tom Stewart of Keene, N.H.) and Greg Parker, a Keene resident, will perform the production’s three roles, under the direction of KSC faculty member Ron Spangler.

Howland is a sophomore theatre major who graduated from Keene High School in 2008. He has previously performed in several productions with The Edge Ensemble, including Beyond Therapy, Sylvia, and Seascape. He recently starred as Lee Harvey Oswald in the Keene Collegiate Summer Theatre’s production of Assassins, and provided the voice of the carnivorous plant in Keene High School’s Little Shop of Horrors. He will be playing the role of Marc in ‘Art.’

A 2006 graduate of Keene High School, Rodenhauser is a senior theatre major at KSC, where he provided technical support and set construction for last spring’s production of A Lie of the Mind. His acting credits include appearances in Sideshow and Scapin! at the University of Maine - Orono. He will be playing the role of Ivan in ‘Art.’

Parker graduated from Brewster Academy, where he starred in productions of Romeo & Juliet, Alice in Wonderland, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. A senior at Keene State, Parker has previously appeared in KSC productions of Fat Men in Skirts and The Hothouse. His work as a lighting designer can also be seen in the forthcoming KSC show This is Our Youth. He has also acted with the Wolfeboro Village Players in productions of Brighton Beach Memoirs, Moon over Buffalo, and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and with the Franklin Footlight Theatre in Tom Sawyer. He will be playing the role of Serge in ‘Art.’

‘Art,’ an award-winning comedy by French playwright Yasmina Reza, will be performed at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday, October 19 to 23, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, October 23, in the Wright Theatre of the Redfern Arts Center on Brickyard Pond. Tickets are $10 for the general public, $8 for senior citizens and youth age 17 or younger, and $6 for KSC students. Call the box office at 603-358-2168.

Keene State College, a public institution grounded in the liberal arts, offers nearly 40 programs of study, as well as individualized majors, service learning, and national and international exchanges. The campus, with 21st- century technology housed in traditional ivy-covered brick buildings, is located in the Monadnock Region of southwestern New Hampshire. KSC has an enrollment of over 5,300 full- and part-time students.

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