‘The Cripple of Inishmaan’ gathers honor

NAU Theater Students

The NAU Theater production of The Cripple of Inishmaan has been invited to compete in a regional festival at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in Los Angeles.

The NAU troupe will perform under the direction of theater professor Bob Yowell at 2 and 8 p.m. Feb. 12. The festival runs Feb. 11 to 16 in Los Angeles.

The Cripple of Inishmaan is one of six performances chosen from more than 200 college and university entries in a seven-state region.

“The invitation is a significant honor for NAU Theater,” said Kathleen M. McGeever, chair of the theater department. “It sets it apart as one of the best college productions in the United States.”

The public is invited to view free dress rehearsals at 8 p.m. Feb. 8 and 9 in the Clifford White Theater.

Eleven student actors have been invited to participate in the Iren Ryan acting scholarship auditions as well as four students in the design competition and two in the student stage manager division.

NAU Theater students competing in individual acting competition include Andrew Cupo, Jonathan SangsterCylan BrownDavid PickettRebecca MarksKirsten AustinJake Larowe,Benjamin BirdLauren KleinBrad Bultman and Vanessa Vache. Design nominees include Bria Shernian (costume), Megan Mane (lighting design), Kyleen Coulter (costume), Dylan Uremovich(stage management) and Beth Hammer (scenic and stage management).