Theatrix, the student-run theater company within the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, will open its 2017 spring season with the sketch comedy show “Leaving Lundso’s” Feb. 18 and 19.
Performances are at 7:30 and 10 p.m. Feb. 18 and at 2 and 4 p.m. Feb. 19 in the Temple Building, Lab Theatre. “Leaving Lundso’s” may contain mature language and themes that may not be suitable for all audiences.
The first Theatrix production of its kind, “Leaving Lundso’s” tells myriad comedic stories through multiple sketch scenes. With six actors portraying all types of characters, from quirky hardware employees to over-protective parents, this show delves into a wide variety of relationships that will be sure to keep audiences laughing.
Theatrix’s production of “Leaving Lundso’s” is written and directed by junior theater performance majors Hunter Mruz and Lindsey Parodi and features performances by Riley Ford, Ricardo Gajardo, Grant Koch, Aguel Lual, Luke Morken and Madison Nichols. Sophomore directing and management major Shannon Humiston stage manages, with lighting design by senior film and new media/lighting design major Mattie McIntosh.
“Leaving Lundso’s” will be complemented by performances from Panem y Cirqúe, a physical comedy troupe led by junior theater performance major Nico Russell. With performances interspersed throughout the sketch comedy show, Panem y Cirqúe is a show that derives from the traditions of commedia dell’Arte and utilizes clowning, mime and other classical forms of comedy to tell a carnival troupe’s day-in-the-life story under the big top.
With direction from Nico Russell, Panem y Cirqúe features the additional talents of Michael Barth, Simon Gissler, Austin Potter and Taylor Winks.
Tickets may be purchased for $7 online or at the door with cash one hour prior to performance in the Lab Theatre’s third floor lobby.