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WSC Theatre presents "Fuddy Meers" Oct. 7-10, Black Box Theatre

Published: 8-19-2010 9:25 am

Wayne State College will present "Fuddy Meers" by David Lindsay-Abaire, Oct. 7-10 in the Black Box Theatre. The production is directed by Dr. Gwen Jensen. Performances are at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 7-9. A Sunday performance will be presented at 2 p.m. Oct. 10.

"Fuddy Meers'' is produced in cooperation with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York, New York. There is no admission charge, however donations are gladly accepted during intermission. The play is suggested only for mature audiences due to some strong language and some mature subject matter.
The story involves Claire, who has a rare form of psychogenic amnesia whenever she goes to sleep. Each morning her husband comes in with a cup of coffee, explains her condition and hands her a book of essential information. One morning a man in a ski mask appears and claims to be her brother. He says he wants to save her. Her book of information is quickly discarded. After she's hustled off to the house of her mother with impaired speech due to a stroke, Claire's journey gets more complicated when a thug with a foul-mouthed hand puppet pops up at a window. Her husband and son show up with a claustrophobic policewoman that they've kidnapped.

Every twist and turn in this funhouse plot bring Claire closer to revealing her forgotten past life. It's one harrowing and hilarious turn after another on this roller coaster ride through the day of an amnesiac trying to decipher her fractured life. This poignant and brutal new comedy includes a curio-cabinet of alarmingly bizarre characters.

Characters and stage crew with their hometowns include:

Claire - Katie Thornsburry, Arnold;

Richard - Andrew Halsey, Pierce;

Kenny - Ryan Lewon, Wayne;

Limping Man - Joe Whit, Wayne;

Gertie - Rachel Ware, Omaha;

Heidi - Mechelle Poessnecker, Page;

Millet - Matthew Johnson, Pierce;

Assistant to the Director - Patrick Mencke, Joel Janecek, Dodge;

Stage Manager - Justin Pommier, Fremont;

Master Electrician - Matthew Weinrich, Pierce;

Costume Coordinator - Mia Behan, Sioux City, Iowa;

Costume Assistant - Helen Stallbaum, Stanton;

Properties Master - Jonny Wade, Schuyler;

Properties Assistant - Joshua Schmidt, Yutan;

Properties Assistant - Heather Bowen, Fremont;

Sound Designer - Jeremy Anderson, Stanton;

Foley Artist - Jeremy Anderson, Stanton;

Makeup Designer - Andrew Halsey, Pierce;

Publicity Coordinator - Blair Sommerfeld, Wayne;

House Manager - Aaron Rider, Gering;

Intermission Coordinator - Blair Sommerfeld, Wayne;

Intermission Entertainers - Patrick Mencke, Tekamah; Jonny Wade, Schuyler; Joshua Schmidt, Yutan; Jeremy Anderson, Stanton; Megan Miller, Crofton; Aaron Holt, Wayne;

Set Crew - Andrew Halsey, Pierce; Rachel Ware, Omaha; Matthew Johnson, Pierce; Mechelle Poessnecker, Page; Joel Janecek, Dodge;

Sound Board Operator - April Osnes, Stapleton;

Light Board Operator - Kai Friis-Hansen, Oakland;

Karl Hermanson is Scenic Designer, Scene Shop Supervisor and Technical Director.

For information: Dr. Gwen Jensen at or call (402) 375-7422.


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