University Theatre opens five-show run of ‘Rashomon’ Wednesday

KEARNEY – University Theatre at Kearney presents “Rashomon” with a run of five shows Wednesday through Sunday at Miriam Drake Theatre.

The University of Nebraska at Kearney production includes 7:30 p.m. performances Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday and concludes with a 2 p.m. show Sunday.

Rashomon Poster“Rashomon” is set in Japan, about 1,000 years ago, at a police court in a nearby forest. The wife of a Samurai officer is assaulted and her husband killed by a roving bandit. Contradictory versions of what happened are reenacted at the trial by the bandit, the wife and the dead husband, who speaks through a medium. Each version is true in its fashion, but which is the truth?

Tickets are $10 for adults; $8 for non-UNK students, seniors and UNK faculty/staff; $7 for groups of 10 or more; and free for UNK students with a valid ID. For reservations, contact the Theatre Box Office at (308) 865-8417 or

Pawnee City – Steven Bruns, Wigmaker
Elm Creek – Joshua Fitch, Priest
Aurora – Jake Lawson, Woodcutter
North Platte – Seth D. Mavigliano, Husband
Humphrey – Michael McPhillips, Deputy
Kansas City – Kenan Meadows, Bandit; Christopher Miller, Medium/Narrator; Ethel Rodriguez, Mother
Lincoln – Trisha Marie Miller, Wife

Scottsbluff – Mikayla Fulk, Stage manager
North Platte – Tiffany Hall, Assistant Stage Manager
Lincoln – Matthew Benes, Lighting Designer
Humboldt – Anthony Knudson, Properties Master

Director – Del DeLorm
Scenic Designer / Technical Director – Darin Himmerich
Costume Designer – Ron Altman
Sound Designer – Aaron Hynds


Photos courtesy of Kerri Garrison

Photos by Corbey R. Dorsey, UNK Communications

Writer: Todd Gottula, Director of Communications, 308.865.8454,
Source: Susan Deiger, Theatre Office Associate, 308.865-8406,