Released: November 3, 2011
Lincoln, Neb. - The Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film University Theatre season continues with "Lady Windermere's Fan" by Oscar Wilde, November 10-12 and 16-19 at 7:30 pm in the Howell Theatre, first floor of Temple Building, 12th and R streets.
Individual tickets for performances are $16, $14 faculty/staff/senior citizens, and $10 students with ID. Season Passes are $50, $40 faculty/staff/senior citizens, and are redeemable for four admissions. A group rate of $5 each is available for groups of ten or more by calling the Lied Center Ticket Office at (402) 472-4747.
Tickets and passes can be purchased:
- Online at carsonschool.unl.edu
- In person from the Lied Center Ticket Office at 301 N. 12th St, open Monday through Friday 11:00am-5:30 pm;
- One hour prior to the performance in the Temple Theatre Lobby
- By telephone at 402-472-4747 or 800-432-3231
Reservations for performances are strongly recommended.
Oscar Wilde's wit and insight are exacting in this comedy riddled with gossip, misunderstandings, and unknown identities. Everyone in London (including his distressed wife) believes that Lord Windermere is having an affair with the mysterious Mrs. Erlynne. However, not everything is as it seems in this comedy of manners.
The show is worth seeing for the wry sense of humor alone, but audience members will also find themselves relating to the social commentary. According to dramaturg Bethany Smith, "Lady Windermere's Fan" features relevant modern concepts such as hypocrisy and faithfulness in marriage. This production is also remarkable for its beautiful and meticulously designed historical costumes.
UNL cast members are undergraduate theatre majors, featuring Emily Martinez as Lady Windermere. Her husband Lord Windermere is played by Nate Ruleaux. The mysterious Mrs. Erlynne, his supposed mistress, is played by Calandra Daby.
The production is directed by faculty member Carrie Lee Patterson. Designers include Jacob Heger (scenic) and Mallory Prucha (costumes), both graduate students. Matt Baye (lighting) is an undergraduate designer. The production is stage managed by undergraduate Nikki Kelly.
Other cast members include:
- Grant Alsup
- Sarah Arten
- Brandon Aylor
- Stephanie Bourgeois
- Clare Carl
- Bradley Christian-Sallis
- Jordan Deffenbaugh
- Amanda Flock
- Bryan Howard
- Shade Ingraham
- Billy Jones
- Kayla Klammer
- Hunter Larrison
- Mike Lee
- Christina Leonard
- Meghan Modrovsky
- Lucy Myrtue
- Ryan Rabstejnek
- Madison Smith
- Alison Solkan
- Cale Yates
- Patrick Zatloukal
University Theatre is sponsored by the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film and funded, in part, by the Johnny Carson Film and Broadcast Fund.
The Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film is in the University of Nebraska-??Lincoln's Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts.