Back to:
Current year's news releases

All news releases
News and information home

'Fuddy Meers' to open Dec. 6

RELEASED: Nov. 30, 2011

Fuddy Meers

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's music and theatre arts department will present "Fuddy Meers" at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6-10 and at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 10-11 in Riverside Theatre of the Haas Fine Arts Center.

"Fuddy Meers," written by David Lindsay-Abaire, debuted in New York in 1999. UW-Eau Claire's rendition will be directed by Dr. Jennifer Chapman, assistant professor of theatre arts.

"Fuddy Meers"tells the story of Claire, who has a rare form of psychogenic amnesia that erases her memory whenever she goes to sleep. On the day the play takes place, Claire wakes up to a blank slate. A man who says he's her husband hands her a book that details her life story, or so he says. Hijinks ensue when a man in a ski mask claiming to be her brother attempts to save her, taking her to the home of her mother, a stroke victim who only speaks in gibberish. At her mother's house, Claire meets an escaped convict, who speaks primarily through his foul-mouthed hand puppet, "Binky," and who reveals pieces of Claire's complicated, painful past. A story with a funhouse plot, the content and language is for mature audiences only.

Junior Jake Brockmann, Merrill, will play the role of Millet. Gertie will be played by senior Katie Gerarden, De Pere, and the limping man will be played by senior Chasten Glezman, Traverse City, Mich. Freshman Seth Hale, Antigo, will play Richard. Heidi will be played by junior Abbey Lowenstein, La Crosse. Kenny will be played by senior JT Stocks, McFarland, and Claire will be played by senior Ashley Whitcomb, Duluth, Minn. Assistant set designer for the production is senior Cassia Harder, Milwaukee, and prop designers include senior Maureen McShane, Madison, and sophomore Cade Sikora, Cadott.

Tickets, available online and at the University Service Center, 715-836-3727 or 800-949-UWEC, are $12 for the general public; $10 for those 62 and older, and faculty and staff with a university ID; $8 for children 17 and younger; and $4.50 for students with a university ID.

-30-

JT/JB/DW

Back to:
Current year's news releases

All news releases
News and information home

 

Excellence. Our Measure. Our Motto. Our Goal.