Theater to present ‘Miss Evers’ Boys’


Grambling State University theatre will  present Miss Evers’ Boys, by David Feldshuh, Sept. 25-28 at the Floyd L. Sandle Theatre in the Conrad Hutchinson Performing Arts Center.

The play will be the  first main stage production of the 2012-2013 season by the Department of Visual and Performing Arts.  

Admission is $3 for students and $5 for general. Box office will be open one week before the show from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. 

The story revolves around Nurse Eunice Evers, who is hired by the government to aid four gentlemen being “treated” for syphilis in Tuskegee, Ala.  When the government’s money runs out, she stays with them until a cure is found; however, a cure never finds them.  

Based on the actual events of the Tuskegee experiment, the audience becomes witnesses to the day-to-day operation of a governmental experiment gone wrong, feeling the pain each man endured and experiencing the trust found through their nurse.  

Directed by Dr. King D. Godwin, the ensemble cast consists of a seven GSU students. The production staff includes Sirvam Jackson and Sean Turner as set constructers, Curtis Maxey as light designer, Teshia Lincoln as costume designer, Ka’Darius Gray as prop master, and Je’Lasa Williams as stage manager. 

Cast members include: Dawn Elizabeth Clements as Miss Eunice Evers; Sean Turner as Dr. Eugene Brodus; Willie Miller as Hodman Bryan; Michael Antoine Sandusky as Willie Johnson; Justin Madden as Ben Washington; Raje’ Inglehart as Dr. Douglas; and Brandon McKnight as Caleb Humphries. 

For more information, call Duffie Modest at 251-2201.