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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

News Bureau Schofield Hall 201 Eau Claire, WI 54702
phone: (715) 836-4741
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University Theatre To Perform
'Kingdom Come'
MAILED: April 20, 2001

         EAU CLAIRE —The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's University Theatre will present 10 performances of Amlin Gray's "Kingdom Come."
         The play, based on immigrant journals and O.E. Rolvaag's novel "Giants in the Earth," is a powerful drama about the struggles and hardships faced by a family of Norwegian immigrant settlers coming to America in the mid 19th century.
         The show opens at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, in Riverside Theatre of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Additional performances are slated for 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, May 3-5, 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, May 8-12.
         Sophomore Eric Traxler, Boyceville, will play Hartstad. Junior Steve Wilson, McFarland, will play the role of Thomas Anson; sophomore Kelly Lee Kriesel, Madison, will play Kaja Ansen; and sophomore Kent Hranicka, Cottage Grove, Minn., will play the role of Kal Ansen.
         Sophomores Katherine Andersen, Watertown, and Dave Crawford, Eau Claire, will play the roles of Gro and Paal. Freshman Adam Roub, St. Paul, Minn., will play Ola Enerson.
         Senior Jordan R. Keller, Wisconsin Dells, will play the role of Pastor Dagsrood and junior Matt Simmons, Madison, will play Jens Ansen. Keller and Simmons also appear in ensemble roles along with senior Brian Benson, Rhinelander; junior Matt Cooper, Stevens Point; freshman Ally Dussl, Mankato, Minn.; and junior Monica Rose Raymond, Wausau.
         Richard Nimke, assistant professor of music and theatre arts, is directing the play and junior Aaron Zook, Fall Creek, is the scenic designer. William Mellien, professor of music and theatre arts, is designing the lighting and Arthur Gulig, University Theatre technical director, is designing the sound. Ann Behrens, University Theatre staff, is the costume designer.
         Tickets, available at the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727, are $8 for adults; $6 for those age 62 and older and children 17 and younger; and $5 for students, faculty and staff with a university ID.

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Janice B. Wisner
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Updated: April 20, 2001