Student-Directed Play to Be Part of 2006 IWU Theatre Season

September 14, 2006 

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- Illinois Wesleyan University's School of Theatre Arts will present a student-directed play, bobrauschenbergamerica Sept. 21-23 at 8 p.m. in the E. Melba Johnson Kirkpatrick Laboratory Theatre, 304 E. Graham St., in Bloomington.

Directed by Charles Haugland, class of '07, the show also features a crew of all student designers including Nolan Kennedy, class of '07, as the lighting designer, Laura Woodley, class of '08, as the scenic designer, Taylar Kuzniar, class of '07, as the costume designer, and Dane White, class of '08, as the properties master.

The show, which is inspired by the art of Robert Rauschenberg, combines a variety of seemingly unrelated American images such as line dancing, chicken jokes and picnics to create the unique compilation of scenes.  Written by Charles Mee, the production highlights characterization and small town America, exploring the idea that people must make up life as it goes along and nothing is preplanned.

Tickets for the show are $2 for general admittance, $1 for seniors (65+) and for students with a valid student I.D.  For additional information or to order tickets, call the McPherson Theatre Box Office at (309) 556-3232.

Cast Members: Stephanie Grady (Bob's Mom), Loren Jones (Susan), Lauren Summers (Phil's Girl), Tim Dunn (Wilson), Andy Junk (Becker), Dan Andruss (Allen), Tom Duncan (Carl), Andy Knight (Bob, the Pizza Boy), Kyle Blair (Phil).

Production Team: Charles Haugland (Director), Laura Woodley (Scenic Designer), Taylar Kuzniar (Costume Designer), Nolan Kennedy (Lighting Designer), Craig Landers (Sound Designer), Jesse Gaffney (Stage Manager), Melanie Waltman (Asst. Stage Manager), Rachel Kerner (Asst. Costume Designer), Eric Knight (Technical Director), Dane White (Property Master), Marshall Garrett (Master Electrician), Sarah Bordson (Publicity Coordinator), Diane Teng (Hair and Makeup Designer), Wardrobe Crew Head (Pam Wilcox).

Contact: Taylar Kuzniar, (309) 556-3181