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Review:  Kenley Smith's DEVIL SEDAN is Superb

Devil Sedan
Written by Kenley S. Smith
Directed by Lorie Obradovich

June 22-27, 2010


Paul Stober … Harleigh Pence
Austin Alderman … Bobby Pence
Caitlin Morgan … Maggie Thaxton
Elizabeth Gwen Edwards … Elea Whelan
Barry Bedwell … Delmar
Patrick Kennerly … Preacher Graves
Stevie Holcomb … Mrs. Thaxton
Miriam Frazier … Mrs. Whelan
Steve Glassbrenner … Lester Atkinson
Martha Boswell … Lillian
Charles Boswell … Detective
Shay Mullins … Officer
Meghan Kelleher … Nurse
Alina Herron … Technician #1
Rachel Linkous … Technician #2
1966 Cadillac … The Car

Technical Director: Jason "Blue" Herbert
Scenic, Lighting and Sound Design: Jason "Blue" Herbert Stage Manager: Rachel Linkous
Assistant Stage Manager: Alina Herron
Fight Choreography: Melora Kordos
Fight Captain: Elizabeth Gwen Edwards
Box Office and House Manager: Shay Mullins
Dramaturg: Maryke Barber

Play Sponsor:  Euro Specialty

Special Thanks to: Jon Griesenbeck, Euro Specialty; John Forsman, Hollins University Theatre Department; Tom Anderton, Sam's On the Market; Melora Kordos; Dr. Catherine Leonard; Norman C. Washer, Jr.; Maryke Barber; Phil’s Towing; Mark Perry and Heevahava; SunTrust; Veterinarians to Cats; our Board of Directors, and all of our wonderful volunteers.

Our Community Partners: Playwright's Lab at Hollins University, Roanoke Times/, City Magazine, 101.5 The Music Place and New City Media

About the Play
One shotgun blast. Two young women. Two brothers. Four lives fatally intertwined. Devil Sedan unfolds as a tale of defied expectation, a journey into the deepest mysteries of faith and duty. The play took top honors at Barter Theatre’s 2008 Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights, won the 2009 Joe McCabe Memorial Playwriting Award (sponsored by WV Writers, Inc.) and was featured at the 2008 Great Plains Theatre Festival.

Devil Sedan is the first of Kenley's "Famous Bobby Pence" trilogy.  The other two plays, Twelve Stations of the Cross and The New Testament, will be produced at Studio Roanoke in October and February, respectively.

About the Playwright and Director
Kenley Smith is a distinguished graduate of the Playwright's Lab at Hollins University, where he also earned an M.A. in Creative Writing in 1982.  He served as the first President of the Studio Roanoke Board of Directors, and is now the acting Artistic Director.

Lorie Obradovich is a respected director from Omaha, NE, where she directed the first workshop production of Devil Sedan in 2009. She is the founder and Artistic Director of Baby D, Inc. In 2005 she won the T.A.G. awards for Director of a Comedy/Drama and Properties Design for her work on Killer Joe. Other recent credits include directing Over The River And Through The Woods at the Bellevue Little Theatre and the debut of The Wind Cries Verona at the Shelterbelt Theatre. Due to Lorie's continuing concern for animals, Baby D has worked since 2008 to raise awareness for Nebraska Wildlife Rehab, Inc., whose mission is to rehabilitate and release orphaned and injured wildlife, and through education, preserve and protect the natural habitat and species indigenous to Nebraska and the Great Plains.

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