Johnny Carson School’s Theatrix To Open Season with No Exit

Theatrix - No Exit
Theatrix - No Exit

Johnny Carson School’s Theatrix To Open Season with No Exit

11 Oct 2013    

The Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film’s student run theatre company, Theatrix will open its 2013 – 2014 season with No Exit by Jean-Paul Sartre, October 24 – 27. Performances on October 24th and 25th begin at 7:30pm, and performances on October 26th and 27th begin at 2:00pm. The production, directed by Senior Performance and Directing/Theatre Management student, Clare Carl, will be held in the Lab Theatre, third floor, Temple Building, 12th and R Streets.

Individual tickets are $6, and may be purchased on unltheatretickets.universitytickets.com. Only a select number of tickets will be available at the door, so advanced ticket purchasing is recommended. All tickets are general admission. For questions about ticket sales, pleaseemail Theatrix’s Managing Director, Savannah Kurtz, at managingdirector.theatrix@gmail.com.

 

“This play first caught my attention with its vulnerable, gritty, rich characters,” says Carl. “Upon further research, I became enwrapped in the philosophical school of thoughtthat is Sartre’s existentialism.  Sartre believed that “essence precedes existence,” and challenges the viewers of No Exit to consider how much our state of being is influenced by others.”

 

Three strangers find themselves locked in the same room for eternity. As they wait for what happens next, the trio realizes that it won’t be fire and brimstone that will torture them. Written in the dawn of absurdist theatre, Jean-Paul Sartre’s NO EXIT challenges us to question our state of being and asserts that Hell is just other people.

 

Cast members are Kayla Klammer (BA Theatre Performance and Dance), Thomas Boyle (BA Theatre Performance), Michelle Ingle (BA Theatre Performance and Education), and Jorden Charley-Whatley (BA Theatre Performance)

 

Designers for No Exit include Travis Triplett (Lighting, BFA Design/Technical Production), Dominic Ciofalo (Sound, BFA Film and New Media), Cassandra Tyrell (Scenic, BFA Design/Technical Production), Travis Jensen (Props, BFA Design/Technical Production), Grant Alsup (Cotsumes, BA Theatre Performance). The production is stage managed by Stephanie Kahler ( BA Social Sciences in Education.)

Theatrix is sponsored by the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film.

The Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film is in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts.