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Motlow State Community College
P.O. Box 8500
Lynchburg, TN 37352-8500
(931) 393-1500

"The Emperor's New Clothes" at Motlow College will entertain children and adults alike

Oct. 23, 2014

The Motlow College drama department is eager to delight children with its production of "The Emperor's New Clothes" beginning Wednesday, Oct. 29, according to Jeannie Gallant, associate professor of communications at Motlow and director of the production.

Performances will be held on the Moore County campus in Eoff Hall for area school children as well as the general public.

The play is based on the Hans Christian Anderson folktale of the same name. The children's classic tells the story of a vain and conceited emperor who cares more about his personal appearance than he does his own kingdom. Comedy arises when the emperor mistakes two con artists as tailors and hires them to craft his new wardrobe.

"The Emperor's New Clothes" features the following cast members: Emperor - Ryan Clinton, Empress - Elizabeth Daniels, Prince Terry Cloth - Zeb Swerske, Princess Polyester - Megan Bearden, Sir Yessir - Clinton Warren, Lady Yesmum - Jeana Pattillo, Lt. Raggs - Dallas Schofill, Snip - Linnea Gaetjens, Tuck - Sarah Olson, Shroud - Jacob Houck, and Patches - Rachel Judge.

The crew includes Jeannie Gallant, director; Jeanna Anderson, stage manager and assistant director; Ellen Thompson, set design; Montrez Van Zant, sound; Zach Ray, lights; and Bobbie Underwood, ticketing.

Performances are scheduled for Wednesday through Friday, Oct. 29-31, at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. The play will conclude with November performances on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 6 and 7, at the same times. An additional evening performance will be Friday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m.

There is no admission charge to this event, which will last approximately one hour. Due to limited seating, reservations are made on a 'first-come, first served' basis.

To make reservations, please contact Bobbie Underwood at 931-393-1627 or