Fall theater production "The Roommate" plays Oct. 17-21 in Prairie Theater

By UW-Fond du Lac

The UW-Fond du Lac Theater Department celebrates their 50/25 anniversary season with “The Roommate” by J. Merrill Motz October 17-21 in the Prairie Theater, 400 University Dr.  Show times are Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee Sunday at 2 p.m. The production is produced and directed by Prof. Richard Gustin.

This rollicking comedy is a cross between “The Odd Couple” and “The Shining”. Two roommates share a small apartment and much to the dismay of Tom, everything else. When Tom's girlfriend comes for a visit secrets are revealed and lives turned upside down. 

Cast members are Aaron Wild, Cole Klewicki and Cierra Glaeser with understudies Brian Burghardt, Max Kroll and Zoe Thomas. The student technicians are Virginia Woehlke, Macy Woxland, Ashley Francis, Brittany Smith, Carissa Tank, Destiny Bortz, Emma Lawrence, Hannah Holzmann, Leaya Steinike, Marty Ryan, Sara Edgren, Shannon Roemer, William Blanck, David Braungardt, Katie Ramirez, Breanna Springer, Angel De La Cruz, Matt Kiefer and Evan Diller. The technical director is Bruce Towell.  Lighting design is by alum Andy Sehloff.  All actors and technicians are UW-Fond du Lac students.

Gustin and Kayoung Kim, psychology; Kristi Wilkum, communication arts; Paisley Harris, history/women’s studies; Wendi Turchan, art; Sue Kalinka, education; Lee Watson, health sciences; Chris Johnson, religion; and James Hutchinson, Paul Sager and Henry Lindborg, English, along with their classes, are involved in a campus-wide theatre interdisciplinary studies project (TIP) connected to the production. These students are studying the play from their specific disciplines and will come together for a large group discussion at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 18, in the Student Commons. The playwright J. Merrill Motz plans to attend. The public is invited. 

$12 General, $6 Students. UW-Fond du Lac students can attend free with ID on October 16 & 17. Purchase tickets at the UW-Fond du Lac Business Office, by calling (920) 929-1111 or at the door. This production contains mature themes. 



Richard Gustin