'Lion in the Streets' opens Dec. 5

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‘Lion in the Streets’ opens Dec. 5

The Theatrix production of "Lion in the Streets" features Lynn Twarowski as the ghost of Isobel.
Bridget Vacha | Theatrix
The Theatrix production of "Lion in the Streets" features Lynn Twarowski as the ghost of Isobel.

Issues of class, racial strife, sexual discrimination, molestation and murder take the stage as Theatrix presents “Lion in the Streets.”

The production — the second in the 2013 season of the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film’s student-run theater company — opens at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 in the Temple Building’s Lab Theatre. Other performances are 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6-7 and 2 p.m. Dec. 8.

The production is directed by Maggie Austin, a senior performance and directing/theatre management student.

“Lion in the Streets” is a two-act play by award-winning Canadian playwright Judith Thompson. The story centers on the ghost Isobel, a 9-year-old Portuguese girl searching for her killer by watching and sometimes interacting with former neighbors 17 years after her murder.

The story, told through a series of vignettes, explores the burden of memory and power of forgiveness.

Cast members are Lynn Twarowsk, Ryan Rabstejnek, David Michael Fox, Luke Glassman, Clare Carl, Mercades Price and Brenna Hill.

Designers for “Lion in the Streets” include Sarah Resch, lighting; George White, sound; Clay Van Winkle, scenic; Joshua Rajee, props; Taylar Morrissey, costumes; and Kayla Klammer, choreography. Stage manager is Henry O’Neal.

Tickets are $6 each and may be purchased online at http://go.unl.edu/4uku or at the door prior to a performance. All tickets are general admission. Advance purchase is recommended.

For more information, go to http://www.unl.edu/theatrix/home. For questions on ticket sales, contact Savanna Kurtz, Theatrix’s managing director, at managingdirector.theatrix@gmail.com.

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