December 2, 2013-- –The University of Wisconsin-River Falls theatre group, Masquers, will tell a story of an emotionally disturbed child, her cocaine-addicted imaginary friend, and her suicidal best friend through a comedy, "Mr. Marmalade." The show runs Dec. 10-14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Davis Theatre in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building.
UWRF senior Kelsey Miller is directing "Mr. Marmalade" by Noah Haidle, a play about Lucy, a four-year-old with an interesting imagination. Her imaginary friend, Mr. Marmalade, has hardly any time for her. He is abusive to his assistant and struggles with addictions to work, cocaine, and pornography.
Each year Masquers nominates a student to direct a full production and the show they will be directing. The production crew is also nominated and completely made up of UWRF students. The students are usually theatre majors or minors and have taken classes helpful in putting together a production.
In October students were invited to audition for the show. The cast is made up of nine UWRF students. The cast rehearses five nights a week in preparation for the show.
"This production is an absolutely ideal learning experience," said Director Kelsey Miller. "Being completely student run, we are able to dive in head first to become well-rounded theatre students. I am learning with my production staff and cast and am so grateful for what we are able to produce."
Tickets are available at the Box Office in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building and are $10/adults, $8/seniors and $5/students.
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