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UE Theatre Presents Wendy Wasserstein's "The Heidi Chronicles"

Posted: Friday, February 15, 2013

The University of Evansville Department of Theatre proudly presents the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Heidi Chronicles, opening at 7:30 p.m., Friday, February 15 in Shanklin Theatre.  Additional performances are at 7:30 p.m. on February 16, 21, 22, and 23 and at 2 p.m. on February 17 and 24.

Winner of the 1989 Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this comedic and poignant play by Wendy Wasserstein is an unflinching portrayal of the Baby Boom generation's coming of age.  Following Heidi and her friends through 23 years, Wasserstein deftly explores the women's rights movement and its effects on a group of intelligent and well-educated women attempting to succeed in a male-dominated world.  Audiences will be left in awe by the huge strides made by women in their attempt to "have it all" and pondering the hurdles still remaining in today's society.

The Heidi Chronicles is directed by R. Scott Lank, Professor of Theatre; with scenic design by Katie Sullivan, a senior from Saint Louis, Mo.; costume design by Krista Weltner, a senior from Dayton, Ohio; lighting design by Hannah Cypress Staelin-Lefsky, a junior from Fort Collins, Colo.; sound design by Dylan Kind, a junior from San Antonio, Texas; and dramaturgy by Olivia Shadid, a junior from Tulsa, Okla.

The 12-member cast features seniors Jennifer Finch, from Friendswood, Texas, as Heidi; Myra Lamphier, from Grosse Pointe, Mich., as Molly/Jill; Micheal Trzos, from Arvada, Colo., as Peter; Jonathan Rouse, from Oak Park, Ill., as Scoop; juniors Julie Adamo, from Chesapeake, Va., as Susan; Lilli Hokama, from Denver, Colo., as Betsy/Fran/April; Alex Raby, from Indianapolis, Ind., as Lisa; sophomore Vasiliy Kostromitin, from Salem, Ore., as Waiter/Steve/Mark; and freshmen TJ Baldassare, from Westminster, Colo., as Dr. Ray/Chris; Erdin Schultz-Bever, from Bloomington, Ind., as Becky; Caitlin McCarthy, from Los Angeles Calif., as Denise; and Glyne Pease, from Las Vegas, Nev., as Debbie.

Ticket prices are $14 for adults and $12 for senior adults, students and UE faculty.  UE students may obtain one free student rush ticket beginning at 12 noon on the day of the performance they wish to attend.  Tickets may be purchased by calling (812) 488–2031, Monday through Friday, 12 noon to 5 p.m.

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