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The Performing Arts Department has announced the all-student cast for its December production of "The Long Christmas Dinner and Other Short Plays By Thornton Wilder," an evening of three comedy-dramas to be presented Dec. 10-13 Dowd Fine Arts Center Lab Theatre.

The role of the stage manager, who acts as host and narrator of all three plays, is played by freshman Rasheen Ford, who was most recently seen in the department's production of "Sweeney Todd." The three plays are directed by Thomas Hischak, performing arts.

The evening's first play, "The Long Christmas Dinner," is about one family seen over 90 Christmas dinners. It features Angelia Golden, Andrew Kohn, Kate Quigley, Grace McGeoch, Charles O'Connor, Nicole Herlihy, Katie Stanton, Derek Mellor, Charissa Miller, Tim Fuchs and Lauren Collins as family members over the years.

The second one-act play by Wilder is "The Happy Journey to Trenton and Camden," about a family car ride in 1928. The cast features Allison Zack, Amy Lamberti, Tim Fuchs, Colin Havener and Sara Laursen.

The program ends with "Pullman Car Hiawatha" about the passengers on a train in 1930. Featured in the cast are Natalie Luzzi, Emily Ellis, Kerry Maloney, Amanda Berger, Melanie Tietjen, Tim Fuchs, Charles O'Connor, Cat Pluta, Valerie Blatt, Colin Havener, Andrew Kohn, Alexa Defina, Victoria Ciano, Annali Fuchs, Derek Mellor, Carly Merrill and Kathryn Snyder.

For more information, visit the Performing Arts Department Web site at