Closer look: Comedy ‘Months on End’
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.
The ensemble student cast at UW-Green Bay features (photo above) 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/.