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Fuddy Meers, described by reviewers as “a zany comedy,” will close the 2005-2006 theatre season at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
Fuddy Meers, written by David Lindsay-Abaire, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday – Saturday, April 19 -22. On Sunday, April 23, there will be a 2 p.m. matinee.
The play tells the story of a crazy adventure with numerous wacky characters. The main character, Claire, is an amnesiac who wakes up every morning to a blank slate. In this play, Claire is k idnapped by a limping, lisping, half-deaf man in a ski mask . Her do-good husband and burned-out teenage son then start the search for Claire, while the audience is taken on a wild ride to the home of Claire’s gibberish-speaking mother.
Other characters in the play include a tough lady cop and an ex-con with a foul-mouthed sock puppet. Through the mayhem that ensues, Claire embarks on a journey to decipher her fractured past.
According to Director Jack Garrison, the point of this zany comedy is that no family dysfunction is insurmountable. He said that Fuddy Meers was selected for the spring semester show, because of its popularity on college campuses nationwide.
“David Lindsay-Abaire is considered one of the premiere emerging 21st Century American playwrights,” Garrison said. “He may be the next Tennessee Williams or Arthur Miller.”
Admission to the UNK production is $7 for adults, and $5 for UNK students and faculty with a UNK ID. For more ticket information, contact the UNK Theatre Box Office at 308.865.8417 or e-mail: email@example.com .
In addition to a talented cast of students in the leading roles, this production features theatre department faculty members participating in this presentation. They include David Tidwell, scene designer; Shawn Deiger, sound designer; Ron Koinzan, lighting designer; and Daniel Jones, costume designer.
Student cast and crew members are listed below, alphabetically by hometown:
Arcadia – Garrett Sheeks (Kenny)
Columbus – Jakob Enzminger (Limping Man)
David City – Ashley Rae Kobza (Claire)
Elgin – Shauna Warren (stage manager)
Elwood – KaLynne Bennett (assistant stage manager) and
Lauren F. Blessing (Heidi)
Kearney – Kyle Andrew Kuypers (Millet)
McCook – Dawn Salyer (Gertie)
Taylor – Andrew Nelson (Richard)