Theatrix opens season with 'Facing East'
calendar icon18 Sep 2015Lincoln, Neb,--Theatrix, a student-run theatre company within the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film, will begin its season with the play "Facing East" by Carol Lynn Pearson.
Chadwick Taylor, a second-year MFA directing student at UNL, will be directing the play.
Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1, 2 and 3, and at 2 p.m. Oct. 4 in the Lab Theatre third floor of the Temple Building.
Tickets are a flat rate of $6 and are available online at https://go.unl.edu/theatretix and one hour prior to performances in the third floor lobby.
Taylor says "the play is about faith, family and love, and how questioning can create a tension you never knew was there."
Andrew McCormick was a gifted 24-year-old cellist who ended his life outside of the one place that both connected and alienated him from his family: their Mormon temple. When his parents, Alex (Will Voelker) and Ruth (Hunter McDonald), attend their son's service, Alex decides to give his son a proper reckoning before God.
In the midst of the grief they've been afraid or unable to show, all of their grieving manifests itself when they finally meet the infamous Marcus, Andrew's live-in boyfriend, (Jorden Charley-Whatley) who is intent on saying his own final goodbye.
The production is designed by Alecia Ojeda (set and props), Mattie McIntosh and Maxx Finn (lighting) and Emily Kuklinski (sound). Tony Papousek is the stage manager.