Little Theatre Presents Blue Window

Three-act play to run April 24-27

The Theatre Department at the Fayette campus of Central Methodist University finishes its year with the Craig Lucas play Blue Window. Performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday-Saturday, April 24-26 and at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 27 in the Little Theatre.

Tickets are $8 for general admission and $2 for students with identification.

The play takes place in the 1980s before, during, and after a Manhattan dinner party thrown by Libby for her neighbors in their apartment building. The audience peeks inside five different apartments at the same time during the first and third acts, with Act II set in Libby's apartment.

The play is intriguing because of the quirky characters, the humor, the underlying personal issues, and the endless possibilities. A study in characterization and interaction, Blue Window brings together Libby, nervous about success at the party; Alice, an author who has just published a book; the fretting Griever; Boo, the therapist lover of Alice; self-absorbed Tom, playing a new song on his guitar and ignoring his partner Emily; and Norbert, Libby's parachuting instructor.

The concept of Blue Window in the play is literal, symbolic, and metaphorical; the audience watches through it as the lives of the characters interact on the other side.

Directing Blue Window is Dr. Mark Kelty, associate professor of theatre at CMU.

The cast members are Katie Roberts (freshman, Wildwood) as Emily; Jon Connor (sophomore, Gravois Mills) as Tom; Kate Kellner (senior, Strafford) as Libby; Roger Weaver (junior, Overland Park, Ks.) as Norbert; Kelsey Forqueran (junior, Malta Bend) as Boo; Kelson Rosbach (junior, Columbia) as Griever; and Eileen Stacy (senior, Ashland) as Alice.

Behind the scenes, a plethora of people keep this show functioning smoothly. They include Ginney Ison (junior, Bellflower) as assistant director (AD) and stage manager; Lyndsey Phillips (freshman, Bloomsdale) as assistant AD and light board operator; Savannah Fredmonsky (freshman, Waynesville) as costume assistant and running crew; Parker Johnson (freshman, Richmond) as sound design and sound board operator;

Adjunct Professor of Theatre Gregory Owen on scenic and lighting design; award winning Terri Rohlfing on costume design; Chuck Thompson as long-term scene shop foreman; Kelsey Vollmer (junior, Pilot Grove) in charge of props; and Ryan Anderson (sophomore, Fulton) as sound technician.         


Posted April 14, 2014