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|University Theatre To Perform
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
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
Andersen, Watertown, and Dave Crawford, Eau Claire, will play the
roles of Gro and Paal. Freshman Adam Roub, St. Paul, Minn., will play Ola
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
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.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: April 20, 2001