The student cast of ‘Months on End’ features Andrew Delaurelle and Stephanie Frank as Walter and Elaine
UW-Green Bay Theatre and Dance opens its 2015 calendar of productions with the contemporary relationship comedy Months on End, beginning a seven-show run Thursday, Feb. 26, in the Jean Weidner Theatre at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts.
Associate Prof. John Mariano directs a 10-member student cast — five men and five women — exploring happiness, sorrow and everything in between by way of a dozen comic scenes, one for each month of the year.
The 2003 play by New York-based playwright Craig Pospisil was first produced at actor Jeff Daniels’ Purple Rose Playhouse in Chelsea, Mich.
The story follows the intertwined worlds of a circle of friends and family whose lives are poised between happiness and heartbreak. The scenes include an engaged couple with cold feet, a romantic proposal gone awry, a wedding day meltdown, a commencement speech that derails into a hysterical tirade, a marriage in peril after a mishap with a Beatles collectible, and distant brothers who finally find common ground in their failed relationships. The circle centers on fiancée Phoebe and fiancé Ben.
Katelyn Kluever (Phoebe) and Conrad Kamschulte (Ben) in ‘Months on End’
The ensemble student cast at UW-Green Bay features Katelyn Kluever and Conrad Kamschulte as Phoebe and Ben, along with Andrew Delaurelle (Walter); Stephanie Frank (Elaine); Daniel Taddy (Tony); Evan R. Ash (Nick); Azure Hall (Paige); Emily Ahrens (Heidi); Charli Servin (Gwen); and Tyler Scholz (Chris).
Performances of Months on End will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 26, 27 and 28, and Wednesday through Saturday, March 4, 5, 6 and 7.
The Jean Weidner Theatre at the Weidner Center is an intimate performance space with seating capacity of less than 100. Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 at the door for adults, $15 in advance and $17 at the door for students (with ID) and seniors, and $10 for UW-Green Bay students. Order online at www.uwgb.edu/tickets or by calling (920) 465-2400 or (800) 328-tkts. More information about UW-Green Bay Theatre and Dance is available at www.uwgb.edu/theatre/.