This new play by Lauren Yee opened Off Broadway in 2013 and is a hilarious, magical, heart-rending exploration of love and loss that examines our connections to others.
Faculty member Carol Jordan is excited about bringing this new play to WKU and thinks it will resonate with audience members. “While I love the classics, I think it’s important for students at WKU and for the Bowling Green community to have the opportunity to experience what’s going on in theatre right now,” Jordan said. “The walls talk, a mysterious golem appears, jars open to reveal memories, but it’s grounded in life experiences that all of us can relate to.”
The actors are also eager to be involved with a contemporary play. “Because it’s a new play, I don’t have any set standards to live up to,” said Amy Weaver, a senior from St. Petersburg, Florida. “It leaves me even more room to be creative.”
The Hatmaker’s Wife will be presented in the Lab Theatre in WKU’s Gordon Wilson Hall. All shows are at 8 p.m. except for a Sunday matinee at 3 p.m. March 1. Tickets can be purchased at wku.showare.com or by calling the Fine Arts Box Office at (270) 745-3121.
Other cast members are Isaac Barnes, a freshman from Lexington; Ethan Corder, a sophomore from Charlestown, Indiana; Brooke Eden, a freshman from Fort Mitchell; Sydney Johnson, a freshman from Lawrenceburg; Brandon Smith, a sophomore from Bowling Green; and Aaron Schilling, a freshman from Crescent Springs.
About Theatre & Dance: More than 15,000 people are entertained annually by the WKU Department of Theatre and Dance. The department presents more than 20 productions every year including four Mainstage theatre productions, two Mainstage dance concerts, three student-choreographed dance concerts, a Children’s Theatre Series, a Studio Series of student-directed works, a Before Broadway Series featuring a staged reading of a new musical, and a Next Stage Series of showcases and works in progress. More information about the WKU Department of Theatre and Dance can be found at www.wku.edu/theatre-and-dance or by calling the department at (270) 745-5845. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @WKUTheatreDance.
Contact: Julie Pride, (270) 779-2560.