'The Good Person of Setzuan' Play to Open
By Rachel Hafele
FEB. 15, 2008--The University of Wisconsin-River Falls University Theatre presents "The Good Person of Setzuan," Feb. 28-29 and March 1, 7-8, with performances at 7:30 p.m. and a matinee performance at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 9. Performances take place in the Davis Theatre of the Kleinpell Fine Arts Building on campus.
"The Good Person of Setzuan," originally written by Bertolt Brecht and revised by Tony Kuschner, tells the story of a young woman who is ultimately good, but is forced to become someone she is not, to deal with the harsh world around her in the slums of Setzuan. It's a story of love, powerful Gods, and what is right versus what will help you survive.
Guest director Zach Curtis leads the production. "What Brecht wanted to bring to the stage was a form of alienation that closed off the audience, yet the actors use the audience and speak directly to them," he says.
For more information contact the University Box Office at 715-425-3114. Box Office hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays and the box office is alaso open an hour prior to performance. Tickets are $4 for students and $7 for adults.
Leading the cast of "The Good Person of Setzuan," Running Feb 28-29, March 1, 7-8 at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls are clockwise from left, Beth Van Kampen, a sophomore psychology major from St. Paul, Minn., as Shen Te/Shui Ta; Justin DeLong, a sophomore English major from River Falls, as the Third God; and Marc Berg , a sophomore marketing communications major from Rosemount, Minn., as Yang Sun. The cast of 25 includes:
Wang: James Davis, a junior computer science major from Baldwin.
1 st God: Matt Northway, a freshman theatre Arts major from Amery.
2 nd God: Karen Biedermann, a freshman Theatre arts major from White Bear Lake, Minn.
3 rd God: Justin DeLong, a sophomore English major from River Falls.
Shen Te/Shui Ta: Beth Van Kampen, a sophomore psychology major from St. Paul, Minn.
Mrs. Shin: Maggie Myre, a sophomore pre-professional major from Scandia, Minn.
Husband (Ma Fu)/Worker: Kai Abrahamson, a sophomore art major from New Richmond.
Mr. Tscheng/Nephew: Jon Lyksett, a freshman broad field social studies major from Cottage Grove, Minn.
Unemployed Man/Foreman: Kyle Szarzynski, a freshman pre-professional major from Eden Prairie, Minn.
Carpenter (Lin To): Brian Bishop, a junior theatre arts major from Lodi.
The Man/Brother: Mark Barnard, a junior music education major from Westfield.
Sister In Law (Pregnant Woman): Vanessa Percy, a senior theatre arts major from Hopkins, Minn.
Land Lady (Mi Tzu): Cassie Johnson, a freshman art major from Culver, Minn.
Grandfather: Josh Pritchett, a sophomore music education major from New Richmond.
Niece (Prostitute): Kelsey Anderson, a sophomore theatre arts major from Esko, Minn.
Widow Su/Older Prostitute/Auntie: Debbie Constantine, a senior English major from Stillwater, Minn.
Boy/Customer: Ben Tufte, a freshman music education major from Plymouth, Minn.
Policeman: Ben Tatro, a sophomore theatre arts major from Stillwater, Minn.
Yang Sun: Marc Berg, a sophomore marketing communications major from Rosemount, Minn.
Shu Fu/Barber/Gentleman: Mark Bergen, a junior theatre arts major from Shakopee, Minn.
Mr. Deng (Rug Merchant)/Gentleman: Matt Bjorkman, a freshman theatre arts major from Cottage Grove, Minn.
Mrs. Deng (Rug Merchant's Wife): Lindsey Neby, a sophomore physics major from Comstock.
Mrs. Yang: Sylvia Wadzinski, a senior psychology major from Phillips.
Monk: Matt Mobley, a freshman theatre arts major from Woodbury, Minn.
Waitress: Lauren Hanson, a freshman TESOL major from Almena.
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