Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Theatre UNO Performs Rx

Theatre UNO Performs RXTheatre UNO, presents this week Rx by Kate Fodor, a light satire about big love, big dreams and Big Pharma.

Phil is a researcher entrusted with the first major trial of Thriveon, Schmidt Pharma's experimental treatment for workplace depression. Meena is a study subject who is depressed by her workplace. 

Can Thriveon cure Meena? Can Meena cure Phil? These are the questions posed in Rx, a comedy about big love, big dreams and Big Pharma.

Join us!

Rx, by Kate Fodor
Directed by Erick Wolfe
April 29 – May 3 at 7:30pm, Sunday, May 4 at 2:30pm
Robert E. Nims Lab Theatre, UNO Performing Arts Center

Ticket Prices:
$8 Student tickets
$12 General Admission

For Ticket and Information:
Call 280-SHOW (7469) or Visit theatre.uno.edu.

Rx, a play by Kate Fodor, debuted last night at the Robert E. Nims Lab Theatre on the University of New Orleans Lakefront campus. The play, performed by the University's award-winning theatre troupe Theatre UNO under the direction of Erick Wolfe, combines light satire and romance. In Rx, two charmingly neurotic characters find empathy in a modern setting.

Under the direction of UNO Film and Theater Department Chair David Hoover, the UNO theater department has won more Kennedy Center American Theatre Awards -- and produced more award-winning actors -- than any other University in the state.

Rx features: Levi Hood, Peter Smith, Meghan Shea, Allison Blaize, Timothy Mosely, and Vinnie Matthews.

The play also features the work of Anthonyka Ferdinand (Set Design); Tony French (Costume Design); Joshua Courtney (Lighting Designer); Blair Minnard (Properties); Tim Rouse (Stage Manager).

More Press for Rx

"A winning combination of light satire and romance...[This] smart, sweet play suggests that the endorphins released by garden-variety love may be the most reliable mood-enhancing drug on the market today." — NY Times.

"Fodor sets up an amiably idiosyncratic world with empathy and skill...A timely examination of the continual value of treating yourself right." — Time Out NY.

"Ideal entertainment for neurotic people living in anxious times...Fodor has a way with flawed characters, and her lovers here are so warmly drawn that we feel we have a stake in their fate." — Variety.

 

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