ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (November 20, 2023) — More than 35 Augustana College students worked on the production of the area premiere of Nine, November 16-19, directed by Shelley Cooper, associate professor of theatre arts. Nine is presented at the Brunner Theatre Center Main Stage.

Facing a midlife crisis, film director Guido Contini dreads his next birthday, which finds him at a creative crossroads. The play is based on the musical by Maury Yeston and book by Arthur Kopit.

Dr Amanda Sherrill leading music rehearsal for the musical "Nine" on November 12 at Augustana College's Brunner Theatre Main Stage

More than 35 students have worked in directing, producing, and performing in this piece. Participants included:

Ava Coussens, a Communication Sciences & Disorders major of Rock Island (61201), participated as cast.

Brennan Hampton, an Augie Ages major of Rock Island (61201), participated as cast.

Christian Gonzalez, a Biology major of Moline (61265), participated as Deck Hand.

Georgie Feigley, a French, Music Performance-Vocal, major of Rock Island (61201), participated as ensemble.

Kerah Hipes, a Theatre Generalist, English major of East Moline (61244), participated as Dramaturg.

Lisa Oliger, a Speech-Language Pathology, major of Davenport (52803), participated as cast.

Natalie Hansen, a Theatre Design and Tech major of Moline (61265), participated as Stage Manager.

Roger Pavey, a Theatre Generalist and Graphic Design major of Leclaire (52753), participated as Scenic/Projections/Film Designer.

Rylon Hall, a Augie Ages major of Leclaire (52753), participated as Ass. Props Master.

Stephanie Gutierrez, an Elementary Education major of Moline (61265), participated as ensemble.

Augustana College is a vibrant, welcoming liberal-arts college located on a 115-acre campus in the Quad Cities (pop 400,000) along the Mississippi River. Augustana, a residential campus, has 100 majors and programs, 160 student organizations, and 28 varsity athletic teams.

The college enrolls 2,500 students in a metro area that provides access to many career-paths and hands-on learning opportunities, including internships, jobs, student teaching, and research sites.

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