Concordia theater department presents premiere of student play "Older Days"

Published by Concordia University, Nebraska 3 years ago on Fri, Mar 16, 2018 10:30 AM
Concordia will present “Older Days,” at the Studio Theatre located in the Music Center on Concordia’s campus.

Concordia will present “Older Days,” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 23; Saturday, March 24; and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 25 at the Olde Glory Theatre located at 348 Jackson Ave. in Seward, Nebraska.

The play is written and directed by Michael Duffy. It is the second of his plays to be produced at Concordia as his earlier work, “A Ministerial Study”, was presented in the One-Act Play Festival two years ago. “Older Days” is a dramatic comedy centered around a young man who achieves wealth and popularity by a sudden success. The play explores the way he is affected by these changes and by the people he meets.

“The actors are tackling this challenging script and their characters with balance and focus, and I am excited to see them continue this process toward a solid production,” said Bryan Moore, associate professor of communication and theatre. “They are very excited to share this story with the audience.”

The doors open a half hour before each performance. Tickets are $3 for Concordia students, staff and faculty members and $5 for the general public and are available for purchase at the Concordia Bookstore or at the door.

Cast members include (in order of appearance):

Linnea Buchholz, freshman, St. Charles, Mo., playing the role of Ruby

Tyler Raabe, senior, Omaha, Neb., acting as Richard

Eric James, junior, Omaha, Neb., playing the role of Daniel

Samantha Pietanza, freshman, San Diego, Calif., acting as Miranda

Sarah Johnson, senior, Carlisle, Iowa, acting as Nora

David Krueger, junior, Aurora, Colo., playing the role of Warren

Ann Spilker, senior, Ashland, Neb., acting as Lilian and Karen

Sarah Krause, senior, Rockford, Ill., playing Marlyss

Hannah Watt, freshman, Fairmont, Minn., acting as Gina

Julia O’Laughlin, sophomore, Winona, Minn., playing Vivian

Mary Kohnke, freshman, Concordia, Mo., acting as Kelli

Stephanie Hatesohl, freshman, Shawnee, Kan., playing an extra

Melonie Kotschwar, senior, Minden, Neb., acting as an extra

Rachel Krome, sophomore, Fairmonth, Minn., playing an extra

Joseph Greenmyer, sophomore, Stirum, N.D., acting as an extra

Jayme Lowe, junior, Atchison, Kan., playing an extra

Caleb Worral, senior, Fargo, N.D., acting as an extra

Drew Boggs, freshman, Red Cloud, Neb., acting as an extra

Curtis Byal, senior, Louisville, Ky., playing an extra

Cadence Klemp, senior, Seward, Neb., acting as an extra

Hayden Rensner, freshman, Effingham, Ill., playing an extra

Magdelene Sansoucie, freshman, Waukesha, Neb., acting as an extra

Savannah Jordan, freshman, Harrisburg, Neb., playing an extra

Crew members include:

Michael Duffy, senior, Kenesaw, Neb., Director and Playwright

Melonie Kotschwar, senior, Seward, Neb., Assistant Director

Brittany Fulcer, junior, Greendale, Wis., Stage Manager

Stephanie Hatesohl, freshman, Shawnee, Kan., Stage Manager

Meghan Woodruff, senior, High Ridge, Mo., Costume Designer

Jordyne Vanselow, junior, Greenwood, Mo., Set Designer