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UAS Theatre Department presents "Little Murders"

Posted: April 5, 2012 - 12:03am

The University of Alaska Southeast Theatre Department will present Jules Feiffer’s “Little Murders” beginning Friday, April 6. This marks the first performance at the newly renovated theater in the Hendrickson Building.

The New York Times said of the play: “Jules Feiffer’s ‘Little Murders’ is the darkest and perhaps the funniest comedy ever written about what it was like to be alive and half-crazed in the urban American jungle of the late 1960’s.”

Set in New York City, nearing its 345th murder in a year, the play centers on the Newquist family -- two parents and two grown children who share an apartment. Absurdity takes the forefront when the family attitudes towards these murders are noticeably lacking in surprise. When daughter Patsy comes home and decides to get married to an emotionally detached photographer, ideals clash and family dynamics flare.

Directed by Shona Strauser, this production features UAS actors Heather LaVerne, Zach Pechacek, Ryan Wilson, Thomas Eggers, Alex Brown, Richard Carter and Bryan Crowder. This play also features student set designers and builders.

“Little Murders” runs from April 6 to April 8 with performances Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m, and a closing 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, April 8. Tickets, sold at the door, are $5 for students, and $10 for adults.

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