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   from the issue of November 1, 2007

University Theatre opens new season with 'Self Defense, or death of some salesman'

University Theatre is showing Carson Kreitzer's drama "Self Defense, or death of some salesman" through Nov. 3. The show opens the University Theatre's 2007-08 season.

"Self Defense" is inspired by the true story of Aileen Wuornos (portrayed in the Charlize Theron film "Monster"). Seven white men have been found dead and a prostitute has been charged with their murders. The play is an investigation of capital punishment, destitution and violence against (and by) women.

The UNL performance is designed by theatre graduate student Kathleen Lorenzen (lights); textiles, clothing and design undergraduate J.C. Avila (costumes); and film and new media undergraduate Trace Vardsveen (set).

Cast members include undergraduates Jenny Cary as Jolene Palmer, Luke Sheldon, Kate Garst, Mickael Walter, Lacey Hannan, Jill Roxanne Schrack, Ben Sedlacek, Sean McGill, Jenifer L'Amour Dorman, Kelsey Nichole Black, Sarah Christine Carlson, Sara Tangdall, and Axel Arth.

The production is directed by Mary Gaetz, a graduate student working on a master's of fine arts in directing for stage and screen.

Remaining performances of "Self Defense" are at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1-3 in the Studio Theatre in the Temple Building.

Tickets are $16/$14 for faculty, staff and senior citizens, and $10 for students with a valid NCard. Tickets are available at the Lied Center Ticket office, one hour prior to the performance in the Studio Theatre lobby or by phone at 472-4747 or 800-432-3231.



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