UNK Theatre’s ‘Lysistrata’ opens Wednesday; Directed by student Mikayla Fulk

KEARNEY – The University Theatre at Kearney and Alpha Psi Omega present “Lysistrata” Wednesday through Sunday at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. The student-directed performance is led by Mikayla Fulk, a UNK senior from Scottsbluff.

Written by Aristophanes and adapted by Will Huddleston, “Lysistrata” is an amusing account of a woman’s extraordinary mission to end a war using the most powerful weapons in the feminine arsenal. When she persuades the women on both sides of the brawl to join in her plight, it inflames a battle of the sexes that seems a rather unconventional – yet remarkably effective – road to a treaty for peace. “Lysistrata” is for mature audiences.

When: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 10-13; 2 p.m. Sunday.

Where: Miriam Drake Theatre, University of Nebraska at Kearney

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 boxoffice@unk.edu.

Faculty/Staff Artistic Team

Darin Himmerich, Scenic Designer and Del DeLorm, Master Electrician

Cast Role Hometown
Steven Bruns Kleisthenes/Officer Pawnee City
Megan Coffin Lysistrata Lincoln
Billy Deardoff Viagrus/Spartan Herald Bennington
Bryce Emde Kinesias/Officer/Athenian Envoy Grand Island
Dakota Empfield Homer/Spartan Envoy Scottsbluff
Ally Fricke Dawn Lincoln
Logan Giddings Drakes/Soldier Gibbon
Ashlee Glaser Ismenia/Peace Kearney
Allison Gray Mother/Korus Woman Omaha
Lucy Haarmann Korinthian/Korus Woman York
Megan Hayhurst Myrrhene Scottsbluff
Trisha Marie Miller Kleonike Senior
Emma Newman Xantippe/Korus Woman Omaha
Lexi Powell Lampito/Korus Woman Crete
Danny Ripp Manes/Officer/Soldier/Cross Dresser Amherst
Hunter T. Scow Magistrate Scottsbluff
Brenden Zwiebel Socrates Lincoln


Artistic & Production Staff Position Hometown
Mikayla Fulk Director Scottsbluff
Mary Joyce Storm Stage Manager Curtis
Kenan S. Meadows Asst. Stage Mgr. Kansas City, KS
Zachary Petry Asst. Stage Mgr. Dawson
Josh Fitch Sound Designer Elm Creek
Tiffany Hall Lighting Designer North Platte
Sammantha Hanks Costume Designer Lincoln
Seth D. Mavigliano Properties Master North Platte