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March 24, 2005
Contact: Charla Jenkins, University Theatre, (785) 864-2684.

KU Theatre to stage student one-acts in Inge Theatre in April

LAWRENCE -- Two one-act plays directed, designed and performed by undergraduate theatre students at the University of Kansas will be staged in April in the William Inge Memorial Theatre in Murphy Hall.

" Wonderful Time" by Jonathan Marc Sherman and "The Brides" by Harry Kondoleon will be presented at 7:30 p.m. April 8, 12, 13, 14 and 15; 4 p.m. Saturday, April 9; 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 10; and 5 p.m. Saturday, April 16.

Designers for the student one-acts are David Wanner, University Theatre scene shop manager, scenery; Rachael Perry, Topeka junior, lighting; and Christina Montgomery, Lawrence junior, costumes.

" Wonderful Time" is directed by Samara Naeymi, Overland Park senior, and "The Brides" is directed by Blake E. Bolan, Manhattan senior.

" Wonderful Time" features Linus Worth, a graduate film student in California, getting ready to attend his best friend's wedding in New York. The day he has to leave, his world is turned upside down as his relationship comes to an end and a new woman enters his life.

" The Brides" is a musical fantasy that takes place in the mind of a mythical bride moments before she is to enter a church to be married, Bolan said. The groom is the bride's knight in shining armor, which turns out to be both a dream and a curse as she realizes that not everything she wants is what it is cracked up to be.

General admission tickets for the one-act plays are on sale in the KU ticket offices: University Theatre, (785) 864-3982, and the Lied Center, (785) 864-ARTS, and online at http://kutheatre.com. Public tickets are $12, tickets for all students and KU faculty and staff are $10, and senior citizen tickets are $11.

The directors and members of the cast for the two plays are (listed by name, class, major, parents' names, high school, role and play):

ALLEN COUNTY
From Iola
Samantha Raines, senior in theatre, daughter of Susan Raines; Iola High School; Bride 1, "The Brides."

DOUGLAS COUNTY
From Lawrence
Scott Johnson, senior in theatre, son of Larry and Peggy Johnson; Lawrence Free State High School; Clyde, "Wonderful Time."

From Lawrence and Rotterdam, Netherlands
Christina Montgomery, Lawrence junior in theatre design, daughter of Katherine Montgomery, Rotterdam, Netherlands; costumes.

JOHNSON COUNTY
From Leawood
Megan Carter, senior in English and Slavic languages, daughter of Roni and Craig Carter; Blue Valley Northwest High School; Betsy, "Wonderful Time."

From Merriam
Patrick W. Crough, sophomore in theatre and in journalism and mass communications (news and information emphasis), son of Deborah Crough; Shawnee Mission North High School; Groom 4, "The Brides."

From Overland Park
Darren Gallagher Maloney, senior in theatre and film, son of Terrie and Tim Maloney; Lee's Summit North High School, Lee's Summit, Mo.; Groom 2 and the Tailor's Dummy, "The Brides."
Samara Naeymi, senior in theatre, daughter of Brad and Dorothy Naeymi; Blue Valley Northwest High School; director, "Wonderful Time."
Lara Thomas, freshman in Spanish, English and theatre, daughter of Jay and Mary Cay Thomas; Blue Valley Northwest High School; Bride's Maid 2, "The Brides."

POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY
From Wamego
Brandon DeLany, senior in theatre, son of Dianne DeLany; Wabaunsee High School; Linus, "Wonderful Time."

RILEY COUNTY
From Manhattan
Blake E. Bolan, senior in theatre, daughter of Wendy Adams and Jeb Bolan; Manhattan High School; director, "The Brides."

SEDGWICK COUNTY
From Wichita
Andrew York, senior in theatre, son of Ben and Deborah York; Wichita High School East; the Groom, "The Brides.

SHAWNEE COUNTY
From Topeka
Elisabeth Ahrens, senior in theatre, daughter of Marsha L. Anderson and Martin R. Ahrens, Washburn Rural High School; Bride's Maid 1 and the Devil, "The Brides."
Rachael Perry, senior in English, Spanish, and theatre and film; daughter of John and Jennifer Perry; Hayden High School; lighting.

FLORIDA
From Holiday
Steve Ducey, senior in philosophy, son of Thomas and Arleen Ducey; Blue Valley North High School, Overland Park, Kan.; Groom 3 and the Devil, "The Brides."

ILLINOIS
From Downers Grove
Meg Saricks, sophomore in theatre and communications studies, daughter of Chris and Joyce Saricks; Downers Grove South High School; Robin and the Waitress, "Wonderful Time."

MISSOURI
From Kansas City
Patrick Craft, senior in theatre, son of Mary Craft; Winnetonka High School; Ernie and Peter, "Wonderful Time."

JAPAN
From Tokyo
Erika Danielle Crane, senior in theatre, daughter of Gene and Hideko Crane; International School of the Sacred Heart; Bride 2, "The Brides."

NETHERLANDS
From Rotterdam and Lawrence, Kan.
Christina Montgomery. See Douglas County, Kan.

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