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University Theatre offers back-to-back laughs

by Tonya Durlach

April 5, 2011 | WMU News

Poster art for The Real Inspector Hound and Black Comedy.
University Theatre, April 14-23
KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University Theatre presents two for the price of one with back-to-back performances of "The Real Inspector Hound" and "Black Comedy" April 14-23 in Williams Theatre at the Gilmore Theatre Complex.

"The Real Inspector Hound" and "Black Comedy"
Williams Theatre

A double bill of sidesplitting one-act productions multiplies the laughs in WMU theatre students' final performance of the season. Tom Stoppard's "The Real Inspector Hound" playfully skewers Agatha Christie mysteries and theatre critics, while the slapstick farce "Black Comedy" exposes characters fumbling in the dark.

Cast and crew

Mark Lierman, associate professor of theatre, directs the all-student cast, which includes: Sara Bower, Eric Braman, Leia Camille, Andi Foster, Justin Garascia, Tom Harney, Jacob Hatfield, Erin Hemming, Shannon Hill, Nathaniel Jackson, Michael Lopetrone, Lachlan Roderick Wallace MacQuarrie, Anna Mundo, Kenzie Ross, Joe Seibert and Mitch Voss.

The creative team includes WMU students Ben Bauer, lighting and sound designer; Kristal Firman, costume designer; Felicia Genther, costume designer; Erin Hemming, scenic designer; Aurora Klok, scenic designer; Julia Nichols, stage manager; and Steve Rafferty, assistant director.


All seating for "The Real Inspector Hound" and "Black Comedy" at Williams Theatre is general admission. Tickets are $20, $15 for senior citizens and WMU employees, and $5 for students, and are available by calling (269) 387-6222, online at, or by visiting the Gilmore Theatre Complex or Miller Auditorium ticket offices. Group discounts are available by calling (269) 387-3227.

For more information, contact Emily Duguay, University Theatre, at or (269) 387-6222.