University Theatre at Kearney opens ‘Hecuba’ Wednesday

_R8A7489KEARNEY – The University Theatre at Kearney presents “Hecuba” Wednesday through Sunday at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

The tragedy by Euripides takes place after the Trojan War, and tells the story Hecuba’s grief over her daughter’s death and the revenge she takes for the murder of her youngest son.

When: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday (April 6-9), and 2 p.m. Sunday (April 10)

Where: Miriam Drake Theatre

Synopsis: Hecuba is the wife of King Priam and formerly the queen of the fallen city of Troy. Hecuba grieves over the loss of her daughter, Polyxena, and takes revenge for the murder of her youngest son, Polydorus. This production is for mature audiences.

Cost: Tickets are $10 for adults; $8 for non-UNK students, seniors and UNK faculty/staff; $7 per person for groups of 10 or more, and free for UNK students with a valid ID. For tickets, contact the UNK Box Office at 308.865.8417 or

_R8A6394CAST (listed by hometown)
Aurora – Jacob Lawson, Greek soldier
Axtell – Jacey Anderson, Polyxena
Bennington – Beth Hagedorn, chorus
Blue Hill – Colton Storm Bland, Odysseus
Comstock – Taylor Ritz, Handmaiden
Hastings – Taylor Hubbard, chorus; Tanner Peshek, Talthybius
Humboldt – Anthony Knudson, Greek soldier
Johnstown – Lars Johnson, Polydorus
Kearney – Austin Anderson, Polymestor’s son (3rd grade); Elaine Christensen, chorus; Joel Christensen, Polymestor’s son (4th grade)
Ogallala – Nathaniel Tiberius Baldwin, Agamemnon
Roca – Connor Dudley, Polymestor
Scottsbluff – Mikayla Stephenson, Hecuba
Chicago, IL – Carlie Casas, chorus
Kansas City – Kenan Meadows, Thracian soldier; Christopher Miller, Thracian soldier; Ethel Rodriguez, chorus

Student Production Staff
Elm Creek – Josh Fitch, Stage manager
Lincoln – Nicholas T. Angelos, Assistant Stage manager; Matthew Benes, Props master

Faculty/Staff Artistic Team
Jack Garrison – Production director
Del DeLorm – Lighting designer
Darin Himmerich – Scenic designer
Sara Curran Ice – Costume designer
Anna Warda Alex – Sound designer


Source: Jack Garrison, 308.865.8409,
Writer: Sara Giboney, 308.865.8529,


Photos by Corbey R. Dorsey/UNK Communications