Janice Fronczak
UNK Department of Music and Performing Arts, 308-865-8670

The cast for the upcoming University Theatre production of Eric Cobles’ “Bright Ideas” has been announced at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

The show, which will be performed Wednesday – Sunday, April 18 – 22, in the UNK Miriam Drake Theatre, is directed by Janice Fronczak, UNK associate professor of theatre. Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday – Saturday, and Sunday at 2 p.m.

“Bright Ideas” centers on Genevra and Joshua Bradley, parents who will do anything, including murder, to get their three-year-old son Mac into the fancy Bright Ideas Early Childhood Development Academy.

Tickets may be purchased at the UNK Box Office, located in the Fine Arts Building, or by calling 308.865.8417. Admission is $8 for adults; $6 for seniors, non-UNK students, and UNK faculty and staff; and $5 for groups of 10 or more. UNK students receive free admission with a valid student I.D.

Members of the artistic team include: Darin Himmerich, UNK senior lecturer of theatre, technical director; Sara Ice, UNK lecturer of theatre, costume designer; Rick Scholwin, UNK sound production coordinator and events technician, sound designer; and Mark Wethington, UNK assistant professor of theatre, scenic designer

Student cast members are listed below, alphabetically by hometown.

– Jacey Anderson as Lynzie
– Stacey Ockinga, assistant stage manager
– Dillon Nelson as Mr. Scott, airline steward, Coach Angus, Bix
David City
– Megan Buresh as Genevra Bradley
Fremont –
Jamie Bentley, lighting designer
– Molly McPhillips as Cate, Ms. Labradour, Miss Caithness
– Natalie Potts Burling as Denise Kearney; Katherine Ridder, assistant stage manager
– Charisa Ramsey as Mrs. Heath, Ms. Lennox, Mom #1; Spencer Wolfe as Joshua Bradley
– Madison Hoge as Mrs. Menteith, Mrs. Malcolm, Mom #2; Crystal Schroeder, stage manager
– Matthew Schwan as Ross