UNK Theatre’s ‘Marat/Sade’ opens Wednesday

Photos by Corbey R. Dorsey, UNK Communications
Photos by Corbey R. Dorsey, UNK Communications

KEARNEY – The University Theatre at Kearney presents “Marat/Sade” Wednesday through Sunday at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Fully titled “The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade,” “Marat/Sade” is a provocative depiction of class struggle and human suffering that takes audiences to the Asylum of Charenton in 1808. There, the Marquis de Sade directs a cast of his fellow inmates in a dramatic re-creation of the assassination of the French revolutionary, Jean-Paul Marat.

The show is recommended for mature audiences.

When: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday (March 11-14) and 2 p.m. Sunday (March 15)
Where: Miriam Drake Theatre
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.

Cast (listed by hometown)
Alliance – Darian Wilson, Simonne Evrard
Columbus – Bethany Ernst, Patient
Columbus – Britney Kouma, Coulmier’s Daughter
Dawson – Zachary Allen, Duperret
Gibbon – Logan Giddings, Herald
Grand Island – Bryce Emde, Patient
Gretna – Jamie Kerwin, Patient
Gretna – Serena Wilson, Rossignol
Kearney – Will Frederick, Coulmier
Kearney – Tony Koetters, Kokol
Lexington – Darlyn Gonzalez, Sister
Lexington – Edwin Pineda, Polpoch
Lincoln – Megan Coffin, Charlotte Corday
Lincoln – Sammantha Hanks, Coulmier’s Wife
North Platte – Maximus T. Wohler, Marquis de Sade
Omaha – Jennifer Love, Patient
Ravenna – Sophia Schroeder, Sister
Scottsbluff – Hunter T. Scow, Jean-Paul Marat
West Point – Mitchell Lierman, Jacques Roux
Wilbur – Lexi Powell, Nurse
York – Lucy Haarmann, Nurse

Student Artistic and Production Staff
Amherst – Danny Ripp, Assistant Stage Manager
Kearney – Taury Himmerich, Properties Master
Lincoln – Ally Fricke, Sound Designer
Omaha – Allison Gray, Assistant Stage Manager
Riverdale – Trevor Altwine, Stage Manager

Faculty/Staff Artistic Team
Jack Garrison – Director
Tim Farrell – Musical Director
Del DeLorm – Lighting Designer
Julie Douglass – Costume Designer
David Greenberg – Sound Supervisor
Darin Himmerich – Scenic Designer/Technical Director

Taylor Blagdon – Flute
Tim Farrell – Trumpet
Steven Larson – Accordion
Trey A. Switzer – Tuba
Joshua Uden – Percussion