University Theatre opens ‘The Lady From The Sea’ Wednesday

Lady-From-the-Sea-webKEARNEY – The University Theatre at Kearney will present “The Lady from the Sea” April 8-12 at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

“The Lady from the Sea,” written by Henrik Ibsen, tells the story of Ellida, who lives in a land-locked fjord home but is drawn toward the sea. A past love returns promising the ecstasy of the unknown. Ellida is torn between suffocating on dry land and finding freedom across the sea.

The play, originally written in 1888, was translated by English playwright Pam Gems and premiered at the Almeida Theatre in London in 2003.

The performance is at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday (April 8-11) and at 2 p.m. Sunday (April 12) in the Miriam Drake Theatre.

For tickets, contact the UNK Box Office at 308.865.8417 or

Tickets are for adults; for non-UNK students, seniors and UNK faculty/staff; per person for groups of 10 or more; and for UNK students with a valid ID.

Aurora – Jacob W. Lawson as Gerald Ballested
Axtell – Jacey L. Anderson as Ellida
Comstock – Taylor Ritz as Hilde
Hickman – Connor Dudley as The Stranger
Johnstown – Lars Johnson as Hans Lyngstrand
Kearney – Elaine Elizabeth as Bolette
Ogallala – Nathaniel Tiberius Baldwin as Dr. Wangel
Winside – Kyle Mundil as Dr. Arnholm
Japan – Akira Watanabe as Dancer
Bennington – Beth Hagedorn, Assistant Stage Manager
Grand Island – Brenna Leigh, Costume Designer
Hastings – Tanner Peshek, Properties Master
Kearney – Kory Reeder, Composer
Lincoln – Matthew Benes, Stage Manager
Mitchell – Matt Powell, Sound Designer
Jack Garrison, Director
Del DeLorm, Lighting Designer
Darin Himmerich, Scenic Designer


Source: Susan Deiger, 308.865.8406,
Writer: Sara Giboney, 308.865.8529,

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