University Theatre to present "Wonder of the World"

Release Date: 2/9/2010

Clarksville, Ark. --- The University of the Ozarks Theatre will present the play Wonder of the World on Feb. 25, 26 and 27, in the Black Box Theatre, located in the university's Walton Fine Arts Center.

The play, which is recommended for mature audiences, will begin at 7:30 p.m. each day. Admission is $8 for the public and $6 for senior citizens. There is limited seating and the box office opens at 6:45 each evening.

Wonder of the World, written by David Lindsay-Abaire, revolves around a woman named Cass, who discovers a dirty little secret in her husband’s sweater drawer. It is so shocking that she has no choice but to flee to Niagara Falls, the honeymoon capital of the world, in a frantic search for the life she thinks she missed out on and a journey of self discovery.

The New York Times said that Wonder of the World is “exceedingly whimsical and playfully wicked; winning and genial.” Variety magazine said the play was “most assuredly fresh and hilarious tragicomedy of marital discord run amok. It is absolutely hysterical.”

The play is directed by U of O Theatre Professor Bruce B. Brown, who is also the scenic and lighting designer and technical director. Brigitte B. Bridoux is the costume designer, Catalina Ruiz-Salazar is the graphic designer, Justin Hughes is the stage manager, Jenava K. Moreau is the makeup and hair designer, and Clayton Becker is sound designer.

The cast includes Rebecca Arnold as Cass, Trey Scott as Kip, Moreau as Lois, Ruiz-Salazar as Karla, Phillip Perez as Glen, Stephen Kennedy as Captain Mike and Kalea Bennett as Barbara, pilot, waitresses and Janie.

The crew includes Logan Boone, Houston Hall, Jacqueline Jurcik, Becker, Bridoux, Lindsey Humphries, Holly McPherson, Lissa Malcom, Martin Morales, Kelsi Ward and Tori Rhein.