Local student has role in play at Buena Vista

Published 9:10 am Saturday, October 29, 2011


Cast members have been selected for Buena Vista University Theatre’s production of “Dividing the Estate” to be presented Nov. 2-5 at 8 p.m. in Anderson Auditorium.

Ashlyn Norris, a junior corporate communications major from Lake Mills, Iowa, plays the role of Sissie in the production.

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Dr. Michael Whitlatch, professor of theater, is the director and David Grant Walker, assistant professor of theater, is the technical director.

The play, written by Horton Foote, tells the story of matriarch Stella Gordon who is determined not to divide her 100-year-old Texas estate, despite her family’s declining wealth and the looming financial crisis. But her three children have another plan. Old resentments and sibling rivalries surface as the members of this hilariously dysfunctional family go head-to-head to see who might claim the biggest piece of the pie.