Cast of ‘Begets: Fall of a High School Ronin’ announced

The Louisiana Tech University Department of Theatre recently announced the cast for its Spring production of Begets: Fall of a High School Ronin, by award-winning playwright Qui Nguyen, directed by Mark D. Guinn.

graphic for playArthur W. Stone Theatre will become the hall of an all-American high school overrun with shogun bullies in this action-packed samurai adventure. Emi Edwards, played by junior Theatre major Madelynn Deason, is a geeky girl who has found the courage to fight the shoguns and defend geek-kind.

However, in her journey to right wrongs, will her own cravings for popularity and power corrupt her quest to save the school? Will she able to establish a new world order? Or will violence just beget more violence?

Begets: Fall of a High School Ronin will be on stage at 7:30 p.m. April 9-13 and 2 p.m. April 14 in Stone Theatre. For more information, contact the Tech Theatre office, 318.257.2930.

The cast is as follows:

  • Madelynn Deason as Emi Edwards (Simsboro)
  • Kaitlin Riley as Inside Girl (Waco, Texas)
  • Blair O’Blanc as Mary (Lake Charles)
  • Jacey Rae Russell as Laura Austin (Morrilton, Arkansas)
  • Maggie McAdams as Andrea Armstrong (Henderson, Texas)
  • Tia Rene Williams as Counselor Theresa (New Orleans)
  • Kalyn Cormier as Jillie Lee (Lafayette)
  • Kelsey Meshell as Thatcher (Bossier City)
  • Priscilla Porter as Sarah (Memphis, Tennessee)
  • Rose Bowman as Mom (Liberty City, Texas)
  • Meagan McMillian as Crystal (Haughton)
  • Caleb Keith Mcclain as Krysty (Iowa)
  • Paulina Guerra as Chantal (Houston)
  • Jacie Brent as Rocker Girl (Minden)
  • Dylan Maldonado as Geek (Shreveport)
  • Miranda Theodos as Freshman (Dubach)
  • Tony Slapper as Patrick (Covington)
  • Colton Askew as Trey/Hurt (Gladewater, Texas)
  • Adam Seth Thompson as DJ MC (Columbia)
  • Daniel Spiropoulos as Principal Parker (Texarkana, Texas)
  • Manuel Garcia-Rada as VP Francone (Shreveport)
  • Tanner Norred as Walter (Choudrant)
  • Jordan Myles as Dustin (Benton)
  • Cameron Harmeyer as Dad (Covington)
  • Quan Sam Sun as Sheldon/Burnout (Ningbo, Zhejiang, China)
  • Cameron Vidos as K-Dawg (Kingwood, Texas)
  • Alex Bourgeois as Bandbot (Bossier City)
  • Emma Montgomery as Ensemble (Ruston)

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