JBU Presents Comedy ‘Parfumerie’

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JBU students Katie Gage and Fletcher Lowe rehearse as characters Amalia Balish and George Horvath in JBU's upcoming production of Parfumerie.

SILOAM SPRINGS, ARK. (Sept. 22, 2016) – John Brown University presents the fall drama production of “Parfumerie” from Sept. 30 - Oct. 1 and Oct. 7-8 in the Berry Performing Arts Center.

“Parfumerie” follows the amusing tale of shop employee George Horvath, who’s wrongly accused of having an affair with his boss’ wife and unknowingly falls in love with his estranged co-worker. Originally written in the 1930s by Hungarian writer Miklos Laszlo, JBU students will perform the translation and adaption of the script by Laszlo’s American nephew, E.P. Dowdall.

“This play has something for everyone: humor, romance, moral dilemmas and mystery, all in the interesting setting of Budapest, Hungary in 1936,” Jan Lauderdale, JBU’s drama instructor and play director, said. “We have a delightfully talented cast of JBU students who are developing wonderful and deep characters. Every patron will be able to identify with a character in the play.”

Showtimes are Sept. 30, Oct. 1 and Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 8 at 2 p.m. The show, suitable for all ages, inspired the movies “The Shop Around the Corner,” “She Loves Me,” “In the Good Old Summertime” and “You’ve Got Mail.”

Tickets are available for purchase at jbu.edu/tickets/ or by phone at (479) 524-7382. Season tickets for all JBU stage productions and Artist Series are also available online or by phone.

John Brown University is a leading private Christian university, training students to honor God and serve others since 1919. Arkansas’ top ranked regional university (U.S. News Best Colleges, 2017), JBU enrolls more than 2,600 students from 40 states and 37 countries in its traditional undergraduate, graduate, degree completion and concurrent education programs. JBU offers more than 39 majors, with top programs including business administration, graphic design, engineering, construction management, counseling, teacher education and nursing.

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