The Fringe Festival 2018

The Forest Roberts Theatre presents:

THE 2018 FRINGE FESTIVAL

Three different theatrical pieces performed, produced, and directed by the students of the theatre and entertainment arts program at NMU perform each evening!

 

Thursday, February 8th at 7:30 PM

Friday, February 9th at 7:30 PM

Saturday, February 10th at 1:00 PM

Saturday, February 10th at 7:30 PM

Thursday, February 15th at 7:30 PM

Friday, February 16th at 7:30 PM

Saturday, February 17th at 1:00 PM

Saturday, February 17th at 7:30 PM

 

Tickets are $15 for the General Public, $10 for Students, and $5 for NMU Students and can be purchased at any NMU EZ Ticket Outlet.

Located in the James A. Panowski Black Box Theatre.

 

What is a Fringe Festival?

The concept of a Fringe Festival can be traced back to Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1947, when eight theatre groups were shunned from the Edinburgh International Festival because they weren’t part of the official program. The eight snubbed actors decided to stage their productions anyway, right on the “fringe” of the official festival—thus, the concept of a Fringe Festival was born. The official Edinburgh Fringe Festival was created in 1958, and is one of the largest theatre festivals in the world.

The Fringe Festival at the Forest Roberts Theatre follows this idea, albeit on a much smaller scale—our Festival was put together to allow graduating seniors to showcase their capstone projects. 

 

The Productions
 

The Valentine Fairy

By Ernest Thompson

A woman who has decided to give up on love arrives home to find a man dressed in a white tutu, who shows her where she went wrong in previous romantic encounters. Th is play explores the absurdity, desperation, and ultimately, the reassurance of love on its most important holiday.

Cast List

Ingrid Lindsey Miller
Fairy Nick Salin


* Indicates work done in partial fulfillment of the senior capstone

† indicates membership in Alpha Psi Omega, the National Theatre Honor Society.

 

Creative Team

Director Amber Urban*
Lighting Designer  
Scenic Designer  
Costume Designer Amber Urban*
Properties Master  
Sound Designer  
Technical Director David Pierce
Production Stage Manager  
Run Crew  

Indicates work done in partial fulfillment of the senior capstone

† indicates membership in Alpha Psi Omega, the National Theatre Honor Society.

 

Cast Bios

 

 

 

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged and revised)

By Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield

An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard's plays, join us as we weave our wicked way through all of Shakespeare's comedies, histories and tragedies in one wild ride.

 

Cast List

Nathan Morgan as himself
Lily Howder as herself
Lilith Kontos as herself


* Indicates work done in partial fulfillment of the senior capstone

† Indicates membership in Alpha Psi Omega, the National Theatre Honor Society.

 

 

Creative Team

Directors Nathan Morgan, Lily Howder, and Lilith Kontos
Lighting Designer  
Scenic Designer  
Costume Designers Nathan Morgan, Lily Howder, and Lilith Kontos
Properties Master  
Sound Designer  
Technical Director David Pierce
Production Stage Manager  
Run Crew  

Indicates work done in partial fulfillment of the senior capstone

† indicates membership in Alpha Psi Omega, the National Theatre Honor Society.


Cast Bios

 

Antigone

By Sophocles

The final project of a Lundin Honors Research Fellowship, this interpretation of a classic seeks to draw political and social conclusions about the state of women both in Ancient Greece and modern-day America, and explores the tensions the leaders of now and then face.

 

Cast List

 

Antigone Riley Fields
Ismene Audree Stephens
Creon Jacob Laitinen
Haemon Ethan Bott
Tiresias Brady Skewis
Messenger Justin Van't Hof
Official Nathaniel Langlie
Understudy Ismene Maddie Rayner
Understudy Haemon Nathaniel Langlie

 

* Indicates work done in partial fulfillment of the senior capstone

† Indicates membership in Alpha Psi Omega, the National Theatre Honor Society.

 

Creative Team

Director Paul Truckey
Lighting Designer  
Scenic Designer  
Properties Master  
Costume Designer Regan McKay
Sound Designer  
Technical Director David Pierce
Dramaturg Regan McKay
Production Stage Manager Tim Hollister*

Indicates work done in partial fulfillment of the senior capstone

† indicates membership in Alpha Psi Omega, the National Theatre Honor Society.

 

Cast Bios

 

 

 

Forest Roberts Theatre Staff

Costume Shop Supervisor Ann Juidici
Costume Shop Crew Helen Boburka, Hannah Danforth, Danae DeValve, Regan McKay, Erin Perry, Sabrina Nelson, Taylor Ehle, Esther Teng
Scene Shop Foreman Steve McClain
Carpenters, Electricians and Painters

Dakota Vogel, Anna LaBreche†, Hannah Cormier, Emily Baker, Helen Boburka, Audree Stephens, Marissa Bekkering, Jacob Stipe

Lighting and Sound Supervisor Dan Zini
Box Office Manager Bill Digneit
Assistant Box Office Manager Lily Howder
Box Office Staff Lilith Kontos, Sam Cole, Amber Urban, Regan McKay†, AJ Stephens, Jordan Coutcher, Jordan Howell, Heidy Paz, Emily Kendall, Nathan Zaremba
Photographers  
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† indicates membership in Alpha Psi Omega, the National Theatre Honor Society.

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