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Theatre Discipline to Close Season with Enchanting Children's Show

Posted by Lindy Jackson '15, Belle Plain on Wednesday, Mar. 27, 2013

Event Date/Time: Wednesday, Apr. 10, 2013
End Date/Time: Thursday, Apr. 18, 2013
Location: Raymond J. Lammers Proscenium Theatre


The University of Minnesota, Morris Theatre Discipline will close its 2012-13 season with the vibrant and enchanting children’s show The King Stag, adapted by Sylvia Ashby from Carlo Gozzi’s traditional Italian fairytale Il Re Cervo. Directed and designed by visiting artists Kathy Ray, Barrett, and Sara Herman, Minneapolis, The King Stag tells the story of the compassionate and romantic King Seren, who wants nothing more than to find a young lady who truly loves him. The King Stag will be performed in the Raymond J. Lammers Proscenium Theatre April 10-18, 2013.

In his search to pick a queen fit to rule at his side, Seren relies on the abilities of a statue that can decipher all dishonest hearts. Once Seren finds the lady with a pure and love-filled heart, he calls for a celebration in honor of their upcoming marriage. In the midst of the kingdom’s merriment, the jealous Prime Minister employs an enchantment of his own, turning himself into the King and the King into a stag. With plenty of commotion ensuing in the land of Serendipity as a result of the King’s strange new behavior, the tale will delight audiences from beginning to end.

Members of the colorful cast include Kathleen Corpron ’16, Silvio Defant ’16, Brennan Gensch ’16, Becky Hunkins ’15, Lindy Jackson ’15, Jared Jon Jerzak ’16, Abby Kalina ’15, James Miller ’16, Perry Moore ’16, Elizabeth Nault-Maurer ’16, Hannah Palmer ’16, Luis Reyes ’14, Tyler Ruter ’16, Katherine Schemel ’14, Zachary Vink ’16, William White ’16, and Sam Wiley ’15.

Members of the crew include Madie Kvale ’14, stage manager, Skylar Joseph ’14, assistant stage manager, Dalton Blumhoefer ’16, assistant sound designer, Nick Brutscher ’14, props designer, Emma Callery ’15, assistant lighting designer, Sarah Hanson ’15, costume designer, Rose Peterson ’16, assistant costume designer, Sydney Long ’16, choreographer, and Evan Sima ’15, assistant scene designer/special effects.

University staff assisting Ray with the production are Nick Mompier, technical director/lighting designer, Liz Spohr, costumer/publicity supervisor, and Lizza Sunde, sound designer.

Public performances will take place on Friday, April 12, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 13, at 1 p.m. Matinees for invited students will be held April 10-18. Tickets—$3 for all ages—are available online at tickets.umn.edu or by phone at 320-589-6077. For additional information, please contact the Theatre Box Office at thrpub@morris.umn.edu or 320-589-6249.

Photo: William White '16, Belgrade, and Hannah Palmer '16, Cambridge.