UNK Theatre, 308.865.8406
Taken from the pages of Terkel’s book of interviews with American workers, the musical celebrates the men and women the world so often takes for granted: the schoolteacher, the waitress, the mason, the trucker, the fireman, the housewife and numerous others. Working looks at the hopes, dreams, joys, concerns and the everyday lives of the average working American.
The musical will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 20-21, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22. Tickets are $7 for general admission, $5 for UNK faculty and staff, and $5 for senior citizens and non-UNK students. Tickets are free for UNK students with a valid ID. Tickets can be reserved by calling the UNK Box Office at 308.865.8417 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Office hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 11:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; and one hour before each performance.
Members of the cast are listed alphabetically by hometown:
Albion- Adam Zrust, junior
Elgin- Katie Miller, sophomore
Grand Island- Russtanna Faimon, freshman, and Alicia Spelts- sophomore
Holdrege- Daniel Jones, theatre staff
Kearney- Matt Branch, sophomore ; Jack Kremen, senior; Rachel Miller, sophomore; Deanna Tiller, senior; and Stacey Wood, sophomore.
Norfolk- Scott Schneider, junior
North Platte- Brette Covington, sophomore, and Elizabeth Odle, freshman.
Omaha- Jordan House, freshman
Plattsmouth- Matthew Nicholson, sophomore
Scottsbluff- Lindsey Bennett, sophomore
Wayne- Jessica Murtaugh, sophomore
Round Rock, TX- Chance Hartman, sophomore
UNK faculty artistic/production members include: Dr. Stephan Branch, director; Dr. Anne Foradori, musical director; Gary Schaaf; choreographer; Shawn Deiger, sound designer; Daniel Jones, costumer designer; and David Tidwell, lighting designer.
Student members of the artistic/production include:
Gibbon- Jenna Marie Johannsen, assistant stage manager
Hershey- Candice Younghans, stage manager
Kearney- Kris Haack, scenic designer
the musical based on Studs Terkel’s best-selling book, will open at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, in the University of Nebraska at Kearney Miriam Drake Theatre.