Dr. Craig Ferre Finishes As He Started

Thursday, 21 April 2016

To conclude his time here at BYU–Hawaii, theater and speech professor Craig Ferre will be directing the same play with which he began his BYU–Hawaii career 35 years ago. The cast, a collection of students and original cast members, will put on a final production of “Arsenic and Old Lace.” 

The play opened on Thursday, April 21, and will continue on Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 21 at 7:30 PM in the McKay Auditorium. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early. 

 Tickets for "Arsenic and Old Lace" can be purchased in advance at the Aloha Center Information Desk:

$3 for Sudents 

$5 for Faculty and Staff 

$7 for community members

If available, tickets are also on sale at the door one hour before the show starts. 

 Assistant director Michaela Bayona, a senior English major from California, says she has loved working with Ferre for a year and a half and has learned a lot from him. “It is really exciting to be doing this play because it was the first show he did here at BYU–Hawaii. Having some alumni back is a big tribute for all the work and time he has put in. It is just a really nice way for him to round off his career.” 

 Ferre is grateful to “finish the way [he] started” and to have his former students participate. “I chose this play because this is the very first show I did here back in November 1980,” says Ferre. “I thought it would be fun to direct the same show that I started with.” 

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