“Fuddy Meers” opens season for Artists of Concordia Theatre
Sept. 30, 2011—Not everything is what it appears to be in the bittersweet drama of “Fuddy Meers,” which begins the theatre season at Concordia University Chicago this October.
The engaging comedy written by David Lindsay-Abaire tells the story of Claire, an amnesiac, who awakens every morning with no memory of the past. Today Claire learns that her life is perhaps complicated by more than reoccurring bouts of amnesia.
Given the bazaar phantasmagoria of events that begin to unfold, perhaps it is best that she have no memory at all. This heartwarming comedy will take the audience from laughter to tears and back again.
The Artists of Concordia Theatre will perform “Fuddy Meers” Oct. 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Werner Auditorium at Concordia, 7400 Augusta St. in River Forest. Free, handicapped-accessible parking is available in the visitors’ lot north of the University parking structure off Bonnie Brae Street.
Tickets are $12/adults; $10/seniors and students with ID; $5/CUC students with ID. To order, call the Concordia University Chicago Theatre Box Office at 708-209-3469.
The Artists of Concordia Theatre (A.C.T.) provide Concordia University Chicago students and community artists with a range of onstage and behind-the-scenes theatre experiences while presenting four major productions to the community each year: two fall plays, a spring musical and an experimental or alternate theatrical form each spring.
In addition to “Fuddy Meers,” the rest of A.C.T.’s 2010-11 season features:
- Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare; directed by Jason Narvy, Concordia University Chicago assistant professor of theatre; Nov. 11, 12, 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Bergmann Theatre.
- String by Jessica Lind; directed by Jayme McGhan, Concordia University Chicago assistant professor of theatre; Feb. 17, 18, 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Werner Auditorium.
- Godspell with music by Alex Lacamoire and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and John-Michael Tebelak; directed by Julie Hinz, Concordia University Chicago theatre program coordinator; April 27, 28, May 4 and 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Bergmann Theatre.
About Concordia University Chicago
Concordia University Chicago is a liberal arts-based Christian university in the Lutheran tradition. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Education, and College of Graduate and Innovative Programs, Concordia offers more than 100 areas of study in small classes taught by professors who are passionate about teaching and student success.
With more than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students, Concordia University Chicago is located in River Forest, 10 miles west of downtown Chicago. Learn more at www.cuchicago.edu.