University Theatre production of 'Lady Windermere's Fan' opens today

Students Nate Ruleaux, Calandra Daby and Emily Martinez in "Lady Windermere's Fan."
Students Nate Ruleaux, Calandra Daby and Emily Martinez in "Lady Windermere's Fan."

The University Theatre season continues with the Oscar Wilde comedy "Lady Windermere's Fan." Performances are 7:30 p.m., Nov. 10-12 and Nov. 16-19 in the Temple Building's Howell Theatre.

Wilde’s wit and insight are exacting in this comedy riddled with gossip, misunderstandings, and unknown identities. Everyone in London (including his distressed wife) believes that Lord Windermere is having an affair with the mysterious Mrs. Erlynne. However, not everything is as it seems.

UNL cast members are undergraduate theater majors. The production features Emily Martinez as Lady Windermere. The husband Lord Windermere is played by Nate Ruleaux. The mysterious Mrs. Erlynne is played by Calandra Daby.

Other cast members are: Grant Alsup, Sarah Arten, Brandon Aylor, Stephanie Bourgeois, Clare Carl, Bradley Christian-Sallis, Jordan Deffenbaugh, Amanda Flock, Bryan Howard, Shade Ingraham, Billy Jones, Kayla Klammer, Hunter Larrison, Mike Lee, Christina Leonard, Meghan Modrovsky, Lucy Myrtue, Ryan Rabstejnek, Madison Smith, Alison Solkan, Cale Yates and Patrick Zatloukal.

The production is directed by Carrie Lee Patterson, assistant professor of practice. Designers include Jacob Heger (scenic) and Mallory Prucha (costumes), both graduate students. Matt Baye (lighting) is an undergraduate designer. The production is stage-managed by undergraduate Nikki Kelly.

Individual tickets are $16 general admission, $14 for faculty/staff/senior citizens, and $10 for student with a valid identification card. University Theatre season passes (redeemable for four admissions) are $50 general admission and $40 faculty/staff/senior citizens. A group rate of $5 per person is available for groups of 10 or more.

Tickets and passes are available at the Lied Center for Performing Arts ticket office, online at, at the door one hour prior to a performance, or by calling 402-472-4747 or 800-432-3231. Reservations are recommended.

University Theatre is sponsored by the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film.

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