Denison Brightens Up the Rainy Season With Comedy Play "Fuddy Meers"
Date of Event: April 6, 2007
Posted: March 27, 2007
If April showers bring May flowers, perhaps we can thank March's dreary days with producing healthy laughs for the Denison Theatre's final production of the 06/07 season. The outrageous comedy, "Fuddy Meers," a play written by David Lindsay-Abair, opens at 8 p.m. on Friday (April 6) in Ace Morgan Theatre (211 W. College Street). Additional performance dates are Saturday (April 7) and Tues-Sat (April 10 to 14). Tickets are available at the box office or by calling 740-587-6231. General admission is $8, senior citizens $5, and students $4.
"Fuddy Meers" follows the adventures of Claire, who suffers from psychogenic amnesia, which makes her lose all memories each night when she sleeps. Her world goes topsy-turvy when she is abducted by a man in a ski mask, who might be her brother, and then is kept hostage by a demented puppeteer at the home of her equally bizarre mother. This separates Claire from her most precious possession, her notebook, where all vital information is written down, step by daily step. She no longer has access to the notebook that has become her identity.
"It's a really fast paced and hysterically funny comedy mixed with elements of drama, including issues of miscommunications and finding one's identity," says the play's director, Professor Rob Gander.
"Fuddy Meers" features Denison seniors Chris Carr as Millet, Christian Vernon as Richard, Lindsey Johnston as Claire, Natalie Berndsen as Gertie and W. Paige Sawin as Heidi; and sophomores Bendixen Jacoby as Limping Man, and Evan Hill as Kenny. Working as student staff for the production are: juniors Kathryn George as stage manager, Kehler Relick as assistant costumer designer, and Stephanie Byers as assistant director; and sophomore Arielle Waite as assistant stage manager.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- Denison Theatre presents "Fuddy Meers" directed by Rob Gander; 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday (April 6-7), and Tuesday (April 10) through Saturday (April 14), in Ace Morgan Theatre (211 W. College Street). The play is open to the public and general admission is $8; senior citizens $5, and students $4. Call 740-587-6231 to reserve seats and confirm information.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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