Susan Deiger
UNK Theatre, 308.865.8406

UNK- The University Theatre season on the University of Nebraska at Kearney campus opens Wednesday, Oct. 8, with the performance of the Russian drama “Three Sisters” by Anton Chekhov. 
           Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. at Miriam Drake Theatre. The show will run through Sunday, Oct. 12. Show times are 7:30 p.m. for the Wednesday – Saturday, Oct. 8-11, performances. In addition, there is a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Oct. 12. 
           Directed by Jack Garrison, UNK associate professor of theatre history, “Three Sisters” is a drama about the decay of the privileged class and the search for meaning in a modern world. Written in 1900, the play was first produced in 1901. It is considered by many to be one of Chekhov’s major plays. 
           The story follows the lives of three sisters –Olga, Masha and Irina Prozorov — and their brother Andrei who were raised in Moscow but have been living for the last 11 years in a small, provincial town. After the death of their father, they make plans to return to Moscow with hopes of living the good life.
           Reservations may be made by contacting the Theatre Box Office at 308.865.8417 or Tickets are $7 for adults; $5 for non-UNK students, seniors, and UNK faculty and staff; $3 for groups of 10 or more; and free for UNK students with a valid ID.
           The cast will also feature UNK faculty members Janice Fronczak and Dr. Sam Umland. Fronczak, associate professor of performance and playwriting, will play the role of Anfisa, the Prozorov family’s nurse. Dr. Umland, professor of English, will play the role of Ivan Chebutykin, a 60-year-old army doctor who loved the sisters’ mother and is possibly the father of Irina. 
           The student cast and their roles are listed below, alphabetically, by hometown and state: 
       David City-
Ashley Rae Kobza (Masha) 
Amy Jensen (Olga) 
Joseph Knispel (Vershinin) 
Spencer Wolfe (Solyony) 
Daniel Arias (Fedotik) 
Clinton Norgaard (Rode) 
Ryan Lieb (Kulygin) 
Ryan Hruza (Ferapont) 
       Red Cloud-
Eric Reitcheck (Andrei) 
Chelsea Richards (Natasha) 
Dustin Dye (Tuzenbach) 
Rachel Jensen (servant/musician) 
                   Castle Rock-
Abby Claar (Irina) 
Carolyn Wirtz (servant/musician) 

Deanna Thrush (maid) 
           The student stage managers are listed below by hometown: 
Katy Fagiolo, stage manager 
Alexandra Zysset, assistant stage manager 
           The theatre faculty/staff artistic team includes: 
Jack Garrison, director 
Darin Himmerich, technical director 
Sara Ice, costume designer 
Mark Wethington, scenic and lighting designer