Cast announced for ‘Church & State’

Louisiana Tech’s Department of Theatre has announced the cast for Church & State, the spring’s virtual production of a dark and increasingly relevant dramedy written by award-winning playwright Jason Odell Williams, directed by Cherrie Sciro and assisted by Katie Brumfield.

Fast-paced throughout, the play involves the Senate campaign trail, truth and doubt, wisecracks, laughter, and grace as the cast navigates the ups and downs of a hectic political landscape.

Church & State will be livestreamed for free through Tech Theatre’s Twitch platform ( April 27-May 1 at 7:30 p.m. and May 2 at 2 p.m.

Here’s the cast:

  • Brett Chase as Charlie Whitmore (Lake Charles)
  • Laney Goodwin as Sara Whitmore (West Monroe)
  • Blair O’Blanc as Alex Klein (Lake Charles)
  • Quinn Cooney as Tom (Mandeville)
  • Jatavion Jackson as Marshall (Doyline)
  • Jacie Brent as Reporter (Minden)
  • Kalyn Cormier as Reporter (Lafayette)
  • Breyton Mastronuzzi as Reporter (Bossier City)
  • Kelsey Meshell as Reporter (Bossier City)
  • Tanner Norred as Reporter (Choudrant)
  • Cameron Vidos as Reporter (Kingwood, Texas)

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Church & State was named one of the Top Ten Theatrical Productions of 2016 by the Huffington Post, nominated for Best New Play by the Off- Broadway Alliance, and nominated for three L.A. Ovation Awards, including Best Playwriting for an Original Play.