Theatrix opens season with 'Nebraska: Nice'
calendar icon19 Oct 2017
Lincoln, Neb.--Theatrix, the student-run theatre company within the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will open its 2017-2018 season with Nebraska: Nice, written and directed by Carson School students Hunter Mruz and Lindsey Parodi.
Performances are 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26-28, and 2 p.m. on Oct. 29. All performances take place in the Lab Theatre in the Temple Building at 12th and R Streets. Nebraska: Nice contains mature language and themes that may not be suitable for all audiences.
Tickets may be purchased for $7 online by visiting www.unltheatretickets.com or at the door one hour prior to performance in the Lab Theatre’s third floor lobby (cash only; seats subject to availability).
“When we first decided we wanted to do another sketch show, we wanted to focus on the comedy itself and highlighting the words and characters on stage. What’s helpful is that we have a theme this year and it’s our home state, too, which allows us to put our own thoughts about where we live on stage. As for overall feeling, we had an epiphany after seeing Matilda: The Musical and the feeling we had after seeing that show was of joy, happiness, and wonder and that is how we want the audience to leave our show.” --Hunter Mruz & Lindsey Parodi
Theatrix’s production of Nebraska: Nice is directed by senior theatre performance majors Mruz and Parodi and features performances by junior theatre performance major Luke Morken, freshman theatre performance major Max McCutcheon, freshman directing & management major Hilda Rey, junior speech pathology major Riley Ford, freshman elementary education major Emiliee Munoz and sophomore undeclared major Ricardo Gajardo.
Projection Design for the production is by freshman film/new media major Rebecca Snowden, with sound designed by freshman and junior technical theatre majors Ben Ross and Araceli Ramirez and lights designed by Alex Anderson, junior technical theatre major. Junior English language arts education major Jillian Hauschild stage manages.
Theatrix is a student-run theatre company that works under the umbrella of the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film in the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts.
Theatrix is managed by the 2017-2018 Management Team:
Katie Triplett, Artistic Director
Emmalee Allen, Managing Director
Clayton Shellgren, Technical Director