Theatrix, Nebraska’s student-run theatre company, closes its season with “4.48 Psychosis.”
Performances are 7:30 p.m. April 5-7 and 2 p.m. April 8 in the Temple Building’s Lab Theatre. Tickets are $7 and may be purchased online or at the door (cash only) an hour prior to curtain.
“4.48 Psychosis” is a brutally-honest production based on the suicide note of British playwright Sarah Kane. She finished the note shortly before taking her own life in February 1999. The production explores Kane’s reasons for taking her own life and, in detail, her intended method. The play contains mature language and content that may not be suitable for all audiences. Viewer discretion is advised.
“Shortly before her death in real life, Sarah Kane penned a poem called ‘4.48 Psychosis,’” said Candace Nelson, a senior theatre major and director of the production. “This abstract exploration of her struggles with depression and suicide bring a realness to the darkness she waded through towards the end of her life. It also holds onto the idea of what it means to be truly and painfully alive.”
The production features performances by University of Nebraska–Lincoln theatre students Michaella Deladia, Lindsey Parodi, Nico Russell, Paul Schack and Nikki Wang-Ferrara.
Other students in the production include: Sabrina Barton, costume design; Emily Callahan, sound design; Matt Benson, lighting design; Dylan Spilinek, props master; and Malin Hayden, stage manager.
Theatrix is a student-run theatre company in Nebraska’s Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts.
The 2017-18 season is led by Katie Triplett, artistic director; Emmalee Allen, managing director; and Clayton Shellgren, technical director.