UNL’s Theatrix Concludes Its 2018-2019 Season with “This is War”

(Lincoln, NE) – Theatrix, the student-run theatre company within the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, concludes its 2018-2019 season with This is War, written by Hannah Moscovitch and directed by University of Nebraska student, Christa Retka.

“When love and lust mix on the battlefield, lives are put in danger. After a joint operative mission with the Afghan National Army goes awry, four Canadian soldiers are left scrambling to tell their side of the story about what happened in Afghanistan. Only time and testimony will tell who the mission’s real casualty was,” said director Christa Retka.

Theatrix’s production of This is War is directed by senior Theatre Directing and Management major Christa Retka, and features performances by junior Theatre Performance major Grace Debetaz, junior Theatre Performance major Jesse Turos, sophomore Theatre Performance major Connor Garrison, and freshman Theatre Performance major Phil Crawford. Costume Design for the production is by freshman Theatre Design/Production major, Jaci Tubbs, with sound and lights designed by junior Theatre Design/Technical Production major, Jordan Taylor Thomas, who is assisted on both by sophomore Theatre Design/Technical Production major, Rebecca Ellers. Emma Hoffbauer, a first-year Theatre Scenic Design graduate student, is the scenic designer and props master for this production. Kasey Dunaski, a junior Theatre Design/Technical Production, will stage manage.

If you go: Performances are 7:30 PM April 11, 12, 13 and 2:00 PM on April 14. All performances take place in the Lab Theatre in the Temple Building at 12th and R Streets. This is War contains mature content and violent themes that may not be suitable for all audiences. Tickets may be purchased for $7 online by visiting  www.unltheatretickets.com or at the door one hour prior to performance in the Lab Theatre’s third floor lobby (cash only; seats subject to availability).

About Theatrix… Theatrix is a student-run theatre company that works under the umbrella of the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film in the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts.

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