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Original Drama "Littlefield" Premieres Oct. 12-15 - Tickets Now Available

Mattie Kelly Arts Center

 


9/3/2016 - NWF State College Presents Original Play "LITTLEFIELD" October 12 – 15

LITTLEFIELD , a play by local playwright, Don Goodrum, appears October 12 to 15 in the Sprint Theater of the Mattie Kelly Arts Center. The drama marks the fourth original production premiered at Northwest Florida State College by the college's renowned theatre department.

The play tells the story of a small, north Mississippi town at the beginning of the twenty-first century as seen through the eyes of seventeen-year-old Polly Littlefield. As Polly’s story unfolds, along with her dreams of attending an Ivy League school and leaving her rural background behind, the dreams of other townspeople are introduced. As secrets become known and dreams are set free, we may see a little of ourselves in a town called Littlefield.

Tickets are $15 adult and $10 for youth ages 18 and younger, with NWF State College students admitted 1 free with college ID. Tickets are on sale now by phone, web or in-person from the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Box Office at (850) 729-6000 or online at www.MattieKellyArtsCenter.org

Playwright Don Goodrum has been head of the drama program at South Walton High School for 10 years. A stage veteran with over forty years experience, Goodrum has authored numerous published and non-published plays which have been produced locally by Seaside Repertory Theatre, South Walton High, Stagecrafters in Fort Walton Beach, the Imogene Theater in Milton and more.

Born in Tennessee and raised in Mississippi, Goodrum got his first taste of the spotlight as “The King of the Calendar” in his second grade play. Don moved onto the church play circuit and managed to turn a Best Actor win in a One Act Play Festival into a theatre scholarship to Mississippi College. At MC, Don began writing in earnest and saw several of his plays produced. After college, Don wound up married and on the radio ( airing locally on WWAV 103 and Country 105.5), a career choice that kept sharpening his comedic and writing skills for the next 32 years. Don retired from radio in 2006 and began writing once again and has seen production and publication of many of his plays. He lives in Mary Esther, Florida.

The Sprint Theater is the smaller of two theater venues at the college's Mattie Kelly Fine & Performing Arts Center, holding 185 seats which can be configured in a variety of ways. The flexible theater provides an intimate live theater experience with the actors and audience in close proximity to share the drama.