UNK Theatre presents ‘Don’t Dress for Dinner’

Robert, played by Benjamin Hill of North Platte (left), tries to end a phone call taken by Bernard, played by Nate Baldwin of Ogallala, in a scene from “Don’t Dress for Dinner.” The play performed by UNK Theatre runs Wednesday through Sunday at the Miriam Drake Theatre inside the UNK Fine Arts Building. (Photo by Todd Gottula/UNK News)

Source: Susan Deiger, 308.865.8406, deigerski@unk.edu
Writer: Adrianna Tarin, 308.865.8529, unknews3@unk.edu

KEARNEY – “Don’t Dress for Dinner” has more twists than a corkscrew, according to Janice Fronczak, production director and University of Nebraska at Kearney theatre professor.

The University Theatre at Kearney presents the play Wednesday through Sunday (Oct. 9-13). Performances are in the Miriam Drake Theatre at the UNK Fine Arts Building at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday (Oct. 9-12) and 2 p.m. on Sunday (Oct. 13).

Suzette, played by Stacey Ockinga of Bennett, in a scene from “Don’t Dress for Dinner.” (Photo by Todd Gottula/UNK News)

When Jacqueline – played by Madison Hoge of Omaha – decides to visit her mother for a few days, her husband Bernard – Nathaniel Tiberius of Ogallala – sees an opportunity for a cozy weekend with his new mistress. But when his bachelor pal, Robert, plans a visit, everything changes.

According to Fronczak, one impossible situation leads to another as the hapless friend Robert finds himself the target of both amorous attention and wrathful vengeance, while Bernard tries desperately to salvage a scrap of illicit bliss from the wreckage of a weekend.

Tickets are $8 for adults; $6 for non-UNK students, seniors and UNK faculty/staff; $5 for groups of 10 or more; and free for UNK students with a valid ID. To purchase, contact the box office at 308-865-8417.

Axtell – Jacey Anderson as Suzanne
Bennet – Stacey Ockinga as Suzette
North Platte – Benjamin Hill as Robert
Ogallala – Nathaniel Tiberius Baldwin as Bernard
Omaha – Madison Hoge as Jacqueline
Sutton – William Boehler as George

Hastings – Makenzie Hinrichs (Stage manager)
Kearney – Lucas Cox (Assistant stage manager)

Janice Fronczak – production director
Dayna DeFilippis – choreographer
Darin Himmerich – scenic designer
Sara Ice – costume designer
Rick Scholwin – sound designer
Del DeLorm – lighting designer