Inaugural season of Summer Theatre approaching at Cowley College

Having wanted to start a Summer Theatre at Cowley College for the past five years, director of theatre Nick Albrecht is excited to announce the inaugural season of Summer Theatre thanks to a generous grant from the V.J. Wilkins Foundation and the hardworking staff at Cowley College.

According to a press release from the college Wednesday, the Summer Theatre will offer two productions as part of this first year: Guys & Dolls by Frank Loesser, Jo Swerling, and Abe Burrows, and Seussical, the musical by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.

Guys & Dolls, an oddball romantic musical comedy, has brought in professional artists from around the region to work with student interns (from Cowley College and beyond) and a community company. It will be performed June 8-9 at 7:30 p.m. and June 10 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Seussical — a musical comedy based on the many children’s stories of Dr. Seuss — will be led by an intern company working with local middle and high school students from around Cowley County. It will be performed July 14-15 at 7:30 p.m. and July 16 at 2 p.m.

“This is extremely exciting for us at Cowley not only because it’s another theatrical experience for our students and community but also a very clear show of Cowley College’s commitment to the arts and our service area,” Albrecht said. “We can’t wait to show Cowley County these delightful shows and give a professional theatre experience right here in our own backyard.”

The Cowley College Box Office will be open soon and can be reached at 620-441-5223.