The William Woods University Theatre Department will present “Fuddy Meers” Feb. 18, 19, 24, 25 and 26 at 8 p.m. in Dulany Auditorium.
“Fuddy Meers” centers on Claire, a woman with a rare form of psychogenic amnesia that erases her memory whenever she goes to sleep. She wakes up a blank slate each morning, encountering many bizarre and zany characters each day.
Her mother is a recent stroke victim whose speech has been reduced to utter gibberish, her son is perpetually stoned, and a limping, lisping, half-blind, half-deaf man in a ski mask pops out from under her bed one day claiming to be her brother. For Claire, it’s one harrowing and hilarious turn after another on a roller coaster ride of trying to decipher her fractured life.
WWU student performers are Bailey Campanini of Camdenton, Mo., as Claire; Michael Dodson of St. Louis, Mo., as Richard; Samuel Binkley of Fulton, Mo., as Kenny; Jason Cavallone of Chicago, Ill., as Limping Man; Rachel Petricka of Las Vegas, Nev., as Gertie; Stephen Chamineak of Hazelwood, Mo., as Millet, and Maggie Hunter of Columbia, Mo., as Heidi.
The production will be directed by Kathy Potter and costumes will be designed by Jane Friedman. Dustin West of Kansas City, Mo., will be the stage manager and Jen Steindorf of San Diego, Calif. will be the assistant stage manager.
The play contains adult themes, language and situations, so children under the age of 17 will not be admitted without a parent or guardian. Tickets are $5 for children (ages 6-12), $6 for students and senior citizens (age 62+), and $10 for adults. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling the box office at 573-592-4267. The box office opens Feb. 7.