Release Date: January 28, 2008
Kennesaw State presents a dark comedy with a twist
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The 2006-2007 KSU production of "The Cripple of Inishmaan"
KENNESAW, Ga.—The Department of Theatre and Performance Studies at Kennesaw State University will present the dark comedy “Fuddy Meers” on Tuesday, Feb. 12 through Saturday, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 17 at 3 p.m. in Howard Logan Stillwell Theater.
“Fuddy Meers” revolves around Claire, a middle-aged amnesiac, who awakens each day to a new identity and a new set of confusing circumstances. The title actually means ‘funny mirrors’ and “reflects the odd speech patterns of Claire’s mother, who has suffered a stroke and now muddles her words,” said Assistant Professor Jane Barnette, resident dramaturg. “By funny mirrors, she is referencing the convex and concave funhouse mirrors typically found at state fairs that distort the onlooker’s appearance. Much like the warped reflection of these carnival mirrors, all of the characters in this play have distorted identities.”
The play begins on the one day when Claire’s lifetime of questions are evaluated and answered. Throughout the show, the audience meets a host of bizarre characters who fit into an intricate puzzle of re-memory for Claire. The play has enough onstage action to appease the enthusiastic thrill-seeker—think guns, incarceration and madness—and enough romance for those in the Valentine’s Day spirit—think professions of love and musical, devoted pursuits.
“Fuddy Meers” is comical, but it is also a tale of trust, perception and commonality as each minor character reveals his or her true intentions and the web-like secrets that bound them to Claire, and to each other. “Fuddy Meers” will hilariously transport audiences between true reality and psychological breakdown.
“Fuddy Meers” will be performed Feb. 12 through Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 17 at 3 p.m. in Howard Logan Stillwell Theater. Admission is $5. Tickets can be ordered online at www.kennesaw.edu/arts. This event includes themes and language that may not be appropriate for all audiences. For more information, call the box office at 770-423-6650.
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