HPU Theatre Presents 'Fuddy Meers'

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 15, 2009 – The High Point University Theatre will present “Fuddy Meers” Oct. 1-4 and Oct. 8-11 in the Old Student Center’s Empty Space Theatre.
The production, written by David Lindsay-Abaire, is an American play that tells the story of an amnesiac, Claire, who awakens each morning as a blank slate on which her husband and teenage son must imprint the facts of her life. One morning Claire is abducted by a limping, lisping man who claims her husband wants to kill her. The audience views the ensuing mayhem through the kaleidoscope of Claire?s world. The play culminates in a cacophony of revelations, proving that everything is not what it appears to be.
Jay Putnam, assistant professor of theatre, will direct the production. Scenery and lights will be designed by Matthew Emerson, assistant professor of theatre, and costumes will be designed by Ami Shupe, associate professor of theatre.
Featured in the comedy are Nikki Lawson, senior, as “Claire;” Nathan Ruffin, junior, as “Richard;” Rankin Willard, sophomore, as “Kenny;” Luke Mullinax, junior, as “Limping Man;” Cody Russell, junior, as “Millet;” Eliza Walmsley, senior, as “Gertie;” and LeAnna Rothwell, junior, as “Heidi.” The production is stage managed by Camara McLaughlin, senior.
“Fuddy Meers” is a contemporary comedy that contains language that some patrons may find offensive.
Show times are 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 1-3 and Oct. 8-10, and 2 p.m. on Oct. 4 and Oct. 11. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $7 for senior citizens, $5 for students and $3 for children 12 and under. Those interested in purchasing tickets may contact the HPU box office at Hayworth Fine Arts Center at 336-841-4673.
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in a fun environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with 3,700 undergraduate and graduate students from 50 countries and 44 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” HPU was included in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” 2009 listings. The university offers 68 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at http://www.highpoint.edu/. Chris DudleyVice President for Administration336-841-4530cdudley@highpoint.edu

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