Quirky play, ‘Bob,’ to be performed at WWU

A quirky play, simply named “Bob,” will be the next
performance by the William Woods University theatre department. Play times are
7:30 p.m. Dec 6, 7 and 8 and 2 p.m. Dec 9 in Dulany Auditorium. The production
is rated PG13.

“Bob” chronicles the highly unusual life of Bob and his
lifelong quest to become a “Great Man.” Born and abandoned in the bathroom of a
fast food restaurant, Bob energetically embarks on an epic journey across
America and encounters inspiring generosity, crushing hardships, blissful
happiness, stunning coincidences, wrong turns, lucky breaks, true love and
heartbreaking loss.
 
Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, who wrote the play, describes it as “a
comedic exploration of American mythology and values, the treacherous pursuit
of happiness, and discovering what it means to be truly ‘great.’
 
“Bob” stars William Woods students Stephen Chamineak of Hazelwood,
Mo., as Bob; Paige Runge of St. Louis, Mo., as Chorus One; Drew Arnett of
Columbia, Mo., as Chorus Two; Kassi Davidson of Roseau, Minn., as Chorus Three;
and T.J. Green of Brandon, Miss., as Chorus Four.
 
“The four other actors portray between nine and 10 characters
each. Their task is to clearly differentiate between each character,” said Melissa
Alpers-Springer, assistant professor of communications and director of the play.
 
WWU graduate Dustin West is the guest designer, and Jane Friedman
designed the costumes,
 
Tickets for “Bob” are $12 for adults; $10 for senior citizens
age 62 and up; $6 for children age 6 to 12; and $8 for WWU students, faculty
and staff. 
 
To purchase tickets, visit the box office in McNutt Campus
Center, call (573)592-4267 or email box.office@williamwoods.edu. The box office is open 1-5 p.m. Monday through
Friday. Cash, check and credit/debit cards are accepted forms of payment.
Tickets are also available online at www.Showtix4u.com (credit/debit card only).