WAUKESHA, WIS.— The Carroll University Theatre Arts Program will host a professional guest artist production of “The Book of Luke” on Saturday, March 16, 2013. The performance will be at 1 p.m. in Otteson Theatre, 238 N. East Ave., Waukesha. It is free and open to the public.
This 80-minute dramatic performance spans the life of Christ according to the Gospel of Luke, as compiled by Raymond Caldwell from the King James and New International versions of the Bible. The actors include Meaghan Sullivan and Matthew Simpson, and Carroll senior Danny Slattery. The production will have minimal staging and no intermission.
Matthew Simpson’s regional credits include “Hay Fever” with the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis; “The Comedy of Errors,” “Servant of Two Masters,” “Romeo and Juliet,” “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Twelfth Night” and “Henry IV Part I” with the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey; “Tartuffe,” “Love’s Labour’s Lost,” “The Beaux Strategem” and the title role in “Hamlet” with the Texas Shakespeare Festival; and a national tour of “Classics!” with Chamber Theatre Productions of Boston. Most recently, he was Tybalt in the Denver Center Theatre Company’s “Romeo and Juliet.” Simpson is a 2011 graduate of the Professional Theatre Training Program at the University of Delaware.
A Chicago native, Meaghan Sullivan received her bachelor’s degree in acting from the University of Illinois and Master of Fine Arts degree in acting from the University of Delaware’s PTTP. Regionally she has worked with Delaware REP (Rose in “Dancing at Lughnasa,” Sybil in “Private Lives,” Gwen in the world premiere of “O Beautiful”), Utah Shakespeare Festival (Hyacinth in “Scapin,” Mayella Ewell in “To Kill a Mockingbird”), and Texas Shakespeare Festival (Katharine in “The Taming of the Shrew,” Rosalind in “As You Like It”). Most recently, Sullivan was in “Sense & Sensibility” at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater, playing Fanny Dashwood, Charlotte Middleton and Lucy Steele.
Slattery is a theatre arts major from West Allis, Wis. Some of his favorite Carroll productions include “The Imaginary Invalid,” “The Laramie Project” and “A Chorus Line.” In November 2012, he performed in “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” in October 2012, he was stage manager for “The Shape of Things,” and in March 2013, he will direct Disney’s “High School Musical” as his senior capstone project.
For more information, contact the theater office at 262.524.7302 or firstname.lastname@example.org.