Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Mitchell: ‘Honky Tonk Angel’ Arrives at Ole Miss

The University of Mississippi’s theater department put on a show to celebrate the donation of Ellis Nassour’s work, Honky Tonk Angel.

Nassour recently unveiled his work, Honky Tonk Angel, to the University of Mississippi. Nassour began donating his work to the University in 2004 and the performance showcased selections and musics from the Mamie and Ellis Nassour Arts & Entertainment, Stark Young, and Herschel Brickell Collections. 

The performance was showcased in Meek Auditorium at 8 p.m. and recalled the life of legendary Patsy Cline. Directing was done by Theatre Arts chair, Rene Pulliam. The cast was comprised of Cayley Smith as Patsy, Nathan Burke, Sarah Burney, Nina Farris, Garrison Gibbons, Morgan Gray, Tess Gutherz, David McKell, Max Matton, Dori Meifert, Christopher Miller, Rachel Staton, Skyler Thomas, and Stephen Wagner. The Music Director was Martha Hitch. The musicians included as follows; Price Walden as the conductor/pianist; Greg Johnson as the bass musician; Nathan Ford as guitarist/string player; and Nathan Burke as guitarist. The Lightning Designer and Stage Manager was Patrick Hudson and the Sound Design was done by Jonathan Lee.

Staff writer Sam Mitchell went to the performance and took these pictures herself. She can be reached at smitche3@go.olemiss.edu.

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Theatre Arts chair/director Rene Pulliam welcomes audience

 

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