THE RECRUITING OFFICER (Play)

4/19-21;25-27/1968. Indiana University Theatre.
Comedy
Code: ROF 4/1968

PLOT:

First performed in 1706, this comedy concerns the unscrupulous recruiting practices for the Queen's Grenadiers.

CREDITS:

Writer: George Farquhar.
Director: William E. Kinzer.

CAST: (in order of speaking.)

Mike McKittrick as Drummer
Jonathan Banks as Kite, sergeant to Plume.
Fred Behning as First Mob
David Myers as Captain Plume
Keith Langsdale
Polly Gamble as Melinda
Donna Thatcher as Sylvia
Jerutha Donald
William Bruce
Timothy Bloch

CRITICS:

"However, there were a few exceptions. JB, as recruiting officer Plume's sidekick, had many enjoyable moments..." Neil Harvey, Indiana Daily Student, 4/23/1968, p.5.

"David Myers and Jonathan Banks... played their demanding roles with professional ease..." Zola P. Levitt, Daily Herald-Telephone, 4/20/1968.

"Plume's sergeant. the devilish, robust Mr. Kite, was given a varied performance by Jonathan Banks. His character was carefully evolved and displayed a broad range of reactions, yet he maintained consistency in his characterization." Nancy Lyon, Bloomington Tribune, 4/21/1968.

WORKED WITH:

David Myers (CRG 7/1986; WG 9/1987 episode 56)