The UALR Department of Theatre Arts and Dance will present the adult fairytale “Kate Crackernuts” Feb. 17-21 in the Haislip Arena Theatre in the Center for Performing Arts.
Evening performances are 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $7 for the general public and $5 for students. The box office opens on Wednesday, Feb. 10. For more information, call 501-569-3456. Patrons should note that the play contains mature language and themes and is not appropriate for young audiences.
Based on the English tale by the same name, “Kate Crackernuts” is part adult fairytale and part rave-infused dream state. The audience is led down the rabbit hole, into the woods, and under the mountain in search of what all fairy tale heroes and heroines crave — escape from reality, otherwise known as happily ever after.
Written by Sheila Callaghan, the play has been called by the Los Angeles Times, “…a strange, dense, brilliant wordplay… part poetry slam, part rave, part dog-eared storybook theater, and all edgy, infectious, ultra-theatrical entertainment.”
Cast members include Erin Anson playing Kate and Gregg Balch as Raver Boy. Others in the cast are Kat Brown (Lavender), Caleb Colt Carter (Ralph), Jessica Xan DeLoach (Mother/Wilhema), Sarah Etters (Miss Prima), Elizabeth Bennett (Anne), Sydney Ippolito (Club Kid/David), Penn Ross Jackson (Headless Sheep), Rashod Johnson (Raver Boy), TJ Medel (Paul), Lise Strigel (Paul’s Voice), and Justin Walker (Baby/Father).