The UW-Fond du Lac Theater Department will present “Rash Acts+” by Conrad Bishop and Elizabeth Fuller, Oct. 28-Nov. 1, in the Prairie Theater, 400 University Dr. Show times are Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee on Sunday at 2 p.m.
Directed by UW-Fond du Lac communication and theater arts professor Richard Gustin, “Rash Acts+” features student actors and technicians.
“Rash Acts+”is an anthology of unique comedies, nightmares and quirky character portraits developed from 45 years of touring by The Independent Eye and Theatre X, two of America’s landmark theater ensembles. Jon Jory, former director of the Humana Festival of American Plays states “the work has a cabaret spontaneity and ferocity combining laughter, insight and shock that should penetrate the protective shield of any audience. The innovative style and language carves out new territory for the American short play.”
The cast includes UW-Fond du Lac students Brandon Barrera, Robb Blanck, Chalsey Jenkins, Mackenzie Halfman, Cassandra Rasch and Brianne Wagner. Marian University students Alan Drake and Valerie Wentland are also in the cast along with community members Graham Killeen and Jerry Martin and alumnus Nathaniel Hounsell.
Student understudies are Brandon Barrera, Mackenzie Halfman and Ben Mueller. Student technicians are David Beaupre, Jesse French, Shawn Higgins, Cassidy Kohlman, Kylie Lorraine, Emily Schroeder, Ann Wilke and Bryce Vegter. Stage managers are Kylie Benson, Arianna Steier and Emma Wagner. Bruce Towell is technical director and alumnus Andy Sehloff is lighting designer.
Interdisciplinary faculty Wendi Turchan (ART), Kristi Wilkum (CTA), James Hutchinson (ENG), Lisa Schreibersdorf (ENG) and Richard Gustin (CTA) will participate in a campus-wide group discussion about the play at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29, in 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. 28.
Purchase tickets at the UW-Fond du Lac Business Office, by calling (920) 929-1111 or at the door.
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