UNK Theatre opening season with ‘Gaslight’

KEARNEY – University Theatre at Kearney will present Patrick Hamilton’s “Gaslight” to open the 2022-23 season.

This Victorian thriller tells the story of a young wife whose fragile mental state hangs in the balance between her potentially dangerous husband and an eccentric detective claiming to have all the answers.

Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the University of Nebraska at Kearney’s Miriam Drake Theatre. The production runs a little over two hours, including a 15-minute intermission.

There will be a post-show discussion on opening night featuring UNK psychology professor Krista Fritson and history professor Linda Van Ingen.

General admission tickets are $10 for adults; $8 for non-UNK students and seniors; $7 per person for groups of 10 or more; and free for UNK students with a valid ID. The UNK Theatre Box Office is open 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour prior to each performance. For reservations, call 308-865-8417 or email boxoffice@unk.edu.

Cast (listed by hometown)
Arapahoe, Colorado – Bethany Rother, Elizabeth
Aurora, Colorado – Nathaniel York, Mr. Manningham
Columbus – Britney Kouma, Mrs. Manningham
Grand Island – Jakeb Larson, Officer
Lexington – Daniel Con, Officer
Lincoln – Nathan Hayes, Rough
Minden – Maylee Kamery, Nancy

Student Artistic and Production Staff
Ingalls, Kansas – Rheann M. Rodenbur, hair/makeup designer
Kearney – Lainey Schmeits, stage manager
Kearney – Taury Himmerich, assistant stage manager
Kearney – Jayden Young, assistant stage manager
Lincoln – Allyson Fricke, properties master
West Point – Mitchell Ross Lierman, sound designer

Faculty/Staff/Guest Artistic Team
Janice Fronczak, director
Andrew Brackett, lighting designer
Darin Himmerich, scenic designer
Ahna Packard, costume designer