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Hartwick's Cardboard Alley Players Stage 'The Apple Tree'

May 6, 2009

The Apple Tree will soon hit the Hartwick stage in Slade Theatre, Yager Hall. The production is produced by the Cardboard Alley Players, with permission from Music Theatre International.

Performance dates are May 8-9 at 8 p.m., and May 10 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for Hartwick College faculty, staff, and the general public. Reservations, while not required, are strongly recommended. Call 607-431-4CAP or visit to make reservations.

The Apple Tree is an almost entirely student-run production. It is an exciting evening of musical theatre that charts man, woman, and temptations. With a book by Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick, and Jerome Coopersmith and a score by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, The Apple Tree is an evening of musical theatre that subtly makes one think about love.

The show is a fast-paced three-act musical. The first act, "The Diary Of Adam And Eve," is a quirky, touching spin on the tale of the world's first couple, adapted from Mark Twain's "Extracts From Adam's Diary." The second, "The Lady Or The Tiger?" explores the fickle nature of love in a mythical barbarian kingdom. Finally, "Passionella" is based on Jules Feiffer's offbeat Cinderella-story about a chimney sweep whose dreams of being a "glamorous movie star" nearly sabotage her one chance for true love.

The cast, orchestra, and crew are entirely composed of Hartwick College students and alumni.

Principal characters are portrayed by Alex Zook '09, Molly Bolton '10, Benjamin Chronchio '12, Bianca Tubolino '12, Jeff King '12, Nedia V. de Shong '12, Emmanuella Brakye '11, Dan Dimant '11, and Ben Crosby '09. The Chorus includes Eliza Lockhart-Jenks '09, Andy Scuderi '09, Mariel Glover '10, Tim Huey '10, Sarabeth Henderson '10, and Kate Wigg '12.

The Apple Tree is directed by Seth Lucas '10, with musical direction by Nancy Andrist '09 and staged managed by Blair Coppola '11. Joey Haws '09 serves as costume designer and scenic designer. Theatre Arts Intern Meghan Doherty '08 serves as lighting designer, Media Service Assistant Samantha Green '08 is technical director, and Caitlin Strunk '10 is the sound technician. Jessica Schwartz '12 and Lita Benson '12 comprise the props crew.

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Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,480 students, located in Oneonta, NY in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick's expansive Liberal Arts in Practice curriculum merges traditional liberal arts study, personalized teaching, and experiential learning approaches to emphasize Connecting the Classroom to the World. Add to that a wide range of off-campus internships, collaborative research, study-abroad opportunities, and a unique January Term, and Hartwick prepares students for the world ahead. Strong financial aid and scholarship programs keep a Hartwick education affordable.

Contact: Christopher Lott
Phone: 607-431-4030