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The Disappearance of Maud Crawford: A Story Based on True Events, Gossip, and Hearsay

September 14, 2017 - September 17, 2017
2017-2018 Season

The Disappearance of Maud Crawford: A Story Based on True Events, Gossip, and Hearsay by Jill Bradley was selected as this year's production from the 2017 New Play Festival.

Auditions July 31 & August 1


The year is 1957 in Camden, Arkansas and Maud Crawford has vanished without a trace. She was a formidable woman, the first female lawyer in Arkansas and no one can figure out what happened to her. A chorus of townspeople speculates on what could have happened. There is no shortage of suspects in the sleepy town, but the mystery remains unsolved. This play is very loosely based on true events and small-town gossip.

The playwright:

Jill Bradley began her theatre career as a high school student in Avinger, TX. She has appeared in over 30 productions. Jill studied theatre at NTCC and ETBU. She will soon begin her fifth year of teaching theatre at the junior high and high school level at Redwater ISD. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders and is currently pursuing her Masters Degree in Theatre from Texas A&M – Commerce.


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Latest News

Maud Crawford in the News. Read the article in the Tyler Morning Telegraph by Lurae Stokes

"Based on a true story, Tyler Civic Theatre’s world premiere of “The Disappearance of Maud Crawford” is a murder mystery full of conspiracies and fascinating suspects." - Written by LURAE STOKES, Special to the Tyler Paper

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Cast Announced for The Disappearance of Maud Crawford - Opens Sept 14

Cast list for "The Disappearance of Maud Crawford" is as follows:

Neighbor 1- Katherine Clark
Neighbor 2 - Marci Acheson
Neighbor 3 - Rob Carter
Neighbor 4 - Morgan Robbins
Children of the Chorus - Kennison Oyer, Collin Oyer, and Delaney Mullee.
Maud Crawford - Traci Smith
Clyde Crawford - Allen Higginbotham
Mike Berg - Justin Purser
Helen Berg, - Erin Oyer
Mafia Man/Police Captain - John Baggett
Insurance Agent/Evelyn Henley - Sandy Junek
Odis A. Henley - Jacob Gillard

Director = Hannah Johnson
Producers = Amanda Spangler and Samantha Greene
Support = Daye Collins
Playwright = Jill Bradley

Performance Dates
Thu, Sep 14 at 7:30 PM
Fri, Sep 15 at 7:30 PM
Sat, Sep 16 at 7:30 PM
Sun, Sep 17 at 2:30 PM