The University of Evansville Theatre opens their 2019-2020 season with Bess Wohl’s SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS. Yearning for authentic connection in a digital world, six disparate people seek solace at a silent retreat. This production opens on Friday, Sept. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the May Studio Theatre. Additional performances are 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 21, 23, 24, 25, 26 and at 2:00 p.m. on Sept. 22.
Assistant Professor Amelia McClain makes her debut as a director at UE Theatre with SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS. Department Chair Eric Renschler serves as the scenic designer; Dinah Ferguson, a junior from Brownsburg, Ind., is the costume designer; Nicholas McCulloch, a junior from Seattle, Wash., is the lighting designer; Austin C. Kuhn, a senior from Evansville, Ind., serves as the sound
designer; Serenity Rowland, a senior from Durham, N.C., is the dramaturg; Megan Sizemore, a junior from Cypress, Texas., is the stage manager, and Professor Chuck Meacham serves as the technical director.
The cast features first-year student Gabriel Smothers, from Casper, Wyo., as Teacher; junior Fiona Peterson-Quinn, from Lincoln, Ill., as Joan; senior Shannon White, from Rockwall, Texas, as Judy; sophomore Cassandra Dunn, from Brattleboro, Vt., as Alicia; senior JR Scott, from Austin, Texas, as Ned; junior Andrew Flynn, from Libum, Ga, as Rodney; and junior Jack Russell, from Montgomery, Texas, as Jan.
The UE Theatre Society hosts a Pre-Play Chat thirty minutes prior to the show on Saturday, Sept. 21. All are welcome to attend the presentation and discussion with a student designer about their process on the production. Ticket prices are $12 for adults and $9 for senior adults, students,and UE faculty and staff. UE students may obtain one free student rush ticket beginning at 12 p.m. on the day of the performance they wish to attend. Seating is limited and tickets are available by calling 812.488.2031.