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Fontbonne Ensemble Named Best By St. Louis Theatregoers

The readers of The Riverfront Times voted the Fontbonne University/Act Inc. production of "Noises Off!" the ensemble cast of the year in the paper's Best of 2007 edition.

The winning lineup included Deanna Jent, Fontbonne director of theater, who directed the production, Fontbonne alumni Charlie Barron '04 and Rory Lipede '05, current Fontbonne graduate students Sarah Cannon and Paul Pagano, and Kelley Ryan, Fontbonne adjunct theater professor.

"Being the director of a cast that is named best ensemble of the year is very rewarding because the ensemble award honors team-work and collaboration. Theater is a collaborative art and part of my job is to encourage that collaboration and create an environment in which each person can perform at their highest level," Jent said.