The UW-Fond du Lac Theater Department will present “Lobby Hero” by Kenneth Lonergan, Oct. 29-Nov. 2, in the Prairie Theater, 400 University Dr. Show times are Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee Sunday at 2 p.m.
“Lobby Hero” is a Fond du Lac premiere produced and directed by UW-Fond du Lac communication and theater arts professor Richard Gustin that features student actors and technicians.
“We continue our tradition of producing new, cutting edge plays for the Fond du Lac community,” said Gustin. “’Lobby Hero’ is funny, touching and perhaps a bit troubling. Good theatre can do that. It can get under your skin while still being hugely entertaining.”
In the play, Jeff, a luckless young security guard, is drawn into a local murder investigation and loyalties are strained to the breaking point. As Jeff’s tightly wound supervisor is called to bear witness against his troubled brother, and an attractive rookie cop finds she must stand up to her seasoned partner, truth becomes elusive and justice proves costly.
The cast includes UW-Fond du Lac students Alan Drake, Michael Kennedy, Peyton Lehew, Cassandra Rasch and female understudy, Kimberly Fleming. Stage managers are Kimberly Fleming, Marisa Pauly and Valerie Wendtland. The student technicians are Preston Behnke, Marie Bleimeister, Vanessa Bogutske, Anna Dorst, Thangkou Lor, Melody Mueller, Sandra Nett, Olivia Petrie, Samantha Pfeiffer, Alec Villaire and Brice Zastrow. Bruce Towell is technical director and alumus Andy Sehloff is lighting designer.
Gustin and professors Eric Boos, philosophy; Kristi Wilkum, communication arts; Christopher Johnson, religion; Paisley Harris, women’s studies; Wendy Michelle Turchan, art; and Michaela Nowell, sociology, along with their classes, are studying the play from their specific disciplines and will come together for a group discussion at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30, in the Henken Room (A-219). The public is invited.
Tickets are $12 adults, $6 students. UW-Fond du Lac students can attend free with ID on Oct. 29. Purchase tickets at the UW-Fond du Lac Business Office, by calling (920) 929-1111 or at the door. This production contains adult language and may not be suitable for all ages.
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