By Federico García Lorca
Directed by Denise Myers
A love triangle threatens the union of two barren families. Illuminated by the Moon and tracked by Death, surging passions and rebellion are exposed in this classic Spanish drama. Will the bindings of fate be cut by love or by a tiny knife?
- Wednesday, May 4, 2016 7:30 PM
- Thursday, May 5, 2016 7:30 PM
- Friday, May 6, 2016 7:30 PM
- Saturday, May 7, 2016 7:30 PM
- Sunday, May 8, 2016 2:00 PM
- Albert Taylor Theatre
Senior BFA Musical Theatre, Dance Minor
Crystal Lake, Illinois
Lexis was most recently seen as a member of the Resident Company at Music Theatre Wichita. She has also appeared on the Millikin Mainstage in The Addams Family (Morticia Addams), The World Goes ‘Round (Woman/Dance Captain); Peter Pan (Tiger Lily); Legally Blonde (Greek Chorus/Vivienne u/s); Cinderella (Female Swing), Machinal (Female Swing), and String. Additional credits include: a workshop of Salzman and Cunningham’s The Legend of New York, An Evening with Andrew Lippa (Featured Vocalist), The Nutcracker Ballet (Sugar Plum Fairy), Judith Svalander Dance Theater, Thodos Dance Residency, and the 84th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (Featured Float Singer/Dancer).
Heather Ashley Banks
Junior BFA Musical Theatre
San Diego, California
Credits include: The World Goes ‘Round (Ensemble), An Evening with Andrew Lippa (Soloist), Peter Pan (Slightly Soiled, Peter Pan Understudy), and String (Ensemble, Clotho Understudy) on the Millikin Mainstage; The King and I (Princess Ying Yao Luc) with The Lyric Opera; Fiddler On the Roof (Bielke) and Gypsy (Balloon Girl, Baby June Understudy) with The Welk Resort Theatre; Evita (School Child) with Broadway San Diego Civic Theatre; and Thoroughly Modern Millie (Millie) and Beauty and the Beast (Belle) with Christian Youth Theatre.
Ashleigh Marie Martens
Sophomore BFA Acting
Victoria, British Columbia
Ashleigh Marie Martens has most recently appeared in the Millikin New Musicals program as Alex in The Stage With Blood and as an ensemble member in The White Rose and Pirandello. She has also appeared as Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof and as Clytemnestra in Aeschylus’ Agamemnon at Glenlyon Norfolk School. Additional credits include Gypsy and Broadway: Decades in Revue (Victoria Operatic Society). This is Ashleigh’s Millikin Mainstage debut.
Senior BFA Acting, English Writing Minor
Alexis has most recently been involved in the Millikin Mainstage productions of Rough Magic (Sasia), The Ladies Man (Madame Aigrevielle), Measure for Measure (Swing), and Macbeth (Swing). In addition, she has trained with Kari Margolis during multiple winter residencies at Millikin.
Junior BFA Acting
Castle Rock, Colorado
Trinity's past credits include The World Goes 'Round and The Plant that Ate Dirty Socks at Millikin University; and [title of show] and Jersey Shore: The Musical at Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre.
Junior BFA Musical Theatre
West Des Moines, Iowa
Alyssa recently performed as Professor Huber in The White Rose was a featured vocalist in An Evening With Andrew Lippa (Millikin New Musicals Workshop Series). She also performed as Mom in The Plant that Ate Dirty Socks (Millikin Children’s Show). Other credits include Footloose, To Kill A Mockingbird, and Antigone.
Ryan Reid Hickey
Senior BFA Acting
Credits include Cinderella’s Prince/Wolf in Into the Woods, Gangster in The Drowsy Chaperone, Bill Sykes in Oliver!, Flavius/Lucilius in Julius Caesar, Oliver in As You Like It, and Dickie in The Fox on the Fairway (Festival 56); Charlie Brown in You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown and Prince Phillip in The Lion in Winter (Moon of Hope Studio Theatre); Old Man in The Legend of New York (Millikin New Musical Workshop Series); and King Duncan in Macbeth, Husband/Judge in Machinal, Tartuffe in Tartuffe, a swing and Warner understudy in Legally Blonde, and Caliban in Rough Magic (Millikin Mainstage).
Sophomore BA Theatre
Joshua Miller has most recently appeared in The World Goes ‘Round and Measure for Measure (Millikin Mainstage).
Sophomore BFA Acting, English Writing Minor
Credits include Shrek: The Musical, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and An Enemy of the People with Limelight Theatre Company; and Measure for Measure and Rough Magic on the Millikin Mainstage.
Freshman BFA Musical Theatre
Andrew has most recently been seen in the Millikin Mainstage production of The Addams Family as Lucas Beineke. Andrew has also been seen at Quincy Community Theatre in Seussical, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Twelfth Night, and Peter Pan.
Sophomore, BFA Musical Theatre
Darius Lee was last seen on the Millikin Mainstage in The Addams Family. At the Nashville Children's Theatre, Darius was seen in Avenue Q, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Godspell. Additional credits include: Urinetown (Governor's School) and A Raisin in the Sun (Nashville School of the Arts).
Sophomore BFA Acting
Jacob’s credits include: Peter Pan (Swing), The Ladies Man (Aubin), and The Addams Family (Assistant Stage Manager) on the Millikin Mainstage, and the Millikin Children's Show Umbrella Escapades (Actor).
Junior BFA Acting
Credits include: Fiddler on the Roof, Wizard of Oz, and Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat with Dallas Young Artists; On Stars Not Falling with Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre; The White Rose and The Stage With Blood with Millikin’s New Musical Workshop Series; and Tartuffe and The Whipping Man on the Millikin Mainstage.
Sophomore BFA Acting, Dance Minor
Credits include: the Millikin Children’s Show Umbrella Escapades as the Teal Umbrella; the female swing in [title of show] and the Storyteller in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson at Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre. Regional credits include Hairspray (Brenda) at the Porthouse Theatre; and other credits include 1776 (John Adams), Seussical (JoJo), and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Naphtali's Wife).
Junior BFA Musical Theatre
Credits include: Umbrella Escapades (Millikin University Children’s Show); American Theater through Dance and Song, The Miser, A Chorus Line, Young Frankenstein, and working with College of Lake County.
Sophomore BFA Musical Theatre, Dance Minor
Alexandra Johnson - Credits include The Addams Family and The Ladies Man (Millikin Mainstage); A Christmas Carol (Actor’s Theater of Minnesota); I Like Me and Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type (Stages Theatre Company); Millie in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, Rosemary in How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, and Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof (Benilde-St. Margaret’s School). Representation includes Moore Creative Talent, NUTS Ltd, and Wehmann Models and Talent.
Sophomore BFA Musical Theatre
Lenoir City, Tennessee
Hannah Williams recently appeared in The White Rose, The Stage with Blood, and Pirandello as a part of Millikin University’s New Musicals Workshop Series. On the Millikin Mainstage, Hannah has been seen in The Ladies Man and Measure for Measure. Other credits include: Pass Over (Staged Reading, Millikin University); Into the Woods, Legally Blonde, and Little Women (Clayton Center for the Arts); and Pippin, Les Miserables, and The Mikado (Stagedoor Manor).
Junior BFA Acting, International Studies Minor
Credits include: Sirens, Post Wave Spectacular, The Whore of Mensa, Felicity in Why Torture is Wrong, and The People That Love Them with the Fortney Underground Theatre; Wizard of Oz and Oklahoma! with Viroqua Community Theatre; Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Little Shop of Horrors with Youth Initiative High School; and debuted as Stanley in the children’s show The Plant in The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks with Millikin University.
Junior BFA Acting, Dance Minor
Meghan Bryan was most recently seen on Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, while studying abroad in London, as Isabella in Measure for Measure. Millikin credits include the Kangaroo in Peter Pan (Mainstage) and Patty Jenkins/Camera Man in The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks (Children’s Show). She was also seen as Storyteller Understudy/Ensemble member in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, and Kali in On Stars Not Falling (Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre). Other theatre credits include being the Assistant Stage Manager for The American Shakespeare Center’s production of Hamlet.
Nathaniel D. Lee
Freshman BFA Musical Theatre
Credits include: Ensemble in The Addams Family (Millikin Mainstage); Lucas in The Addams Family, Sebastian in The Little Mermaid, and Willy Wonka (Southwestern College Summer Theatre); the Nutcracker Prince in The Nutcracker (Edge Performing Arts Center); White Christmas, Fiddler of the Roof, Oh What a Lovely War, and A Bold Stroke for a Wife (Winfield High School); and Spamalot, Rent, and Children Of Eden (Southwestern College Main Stage).
Professor of Theatre
Denise Myers holds an MFA in Acting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Previous directing credits include Machinal and The Ladies Man.
Junior BFA Design & Production
Credits include: Assistant Scenic Designer for The Ladies Man; Props Master for The Addams Family, The Ladies Man, and The Whipping Man; Paint Charge for Rough Magic; and Wardrobe Supervisor for Little Shop of Horrors and Measure for Measure (Millikin University).
Associate Professor of Theatre
Jana is Associate Professor/Costume Director for the Department of Theatre & Dance. Selected professional credits include costume work for Universal Pictures, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, The Kansas City Ballet, The Station Theatre, and The Little Theatre on the Square. Jana earned her MFA in Costume Design and Technology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She has been designing for Millikin since 1999.
Costume Shop Supervisor
Amy Veronin became the Costume Shop Supervisor at Millikin University in the Fall of 2015. In the past, Amy worked as a stitcher at the Little Theatre on the Square and at the Utah Shakespeare Festival. She was an assistant costume designer to Janet Swenson for the 2014 production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Tuacahn Center for the Arts. Amy also worked as a stitcher in the costume shop during her time at Brigham Young University, where she received her BA in Theatre Arts Studies.
Senior BFA Design & Production
Solstice: A Concert of Dance (2013) was Therese’s first lighting design and it inspired her love for the art form. Last semester, Therese worked as the Master Electrician to Millikin's Production of The Addams Family and the Master Electrician/Designer of a devised children's theatre piece, Umbrella Escapades. Earlier this semester, she was the Master Electrician for the Millikin Opera, The Magic Pinafore.
Sophomore BFA Design and Production
Credits include: Assistant Stage Manager for Measure For Measure and The World Goes 'Round, Assistant Lighting Designer for The Addams Family, and Props Master for The Magic Pinafore (Millikin Mainstage).
Junior BFA Stage Management, History Minor
Tinley Park, Illinois
Jenna’s Millikin Mainstage credits include Solstice: A Concert of Dance, Legally Blonde, and The Whipping Man (Assistant Stage Manager) and Measure for Measure (Stage Manager). Additional credits include The Last 5 Years (Last Chance Theatre); Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre); FOUND (James Millikin Scholars); and In the Heights (Governor’s State University).
Assistant Stage Manager
Freshman BFA Stage Management
Past credits include – The Magic Pinafore (Assistant Stage Manager) and The Addams Family (Assistant Stage Manager) at Millikin University; Time Stands Still (Life Director), The Little Mermaid (Ensemble), A Piece Of My Heart (Stage Manager), Tarzan (Ensemble), Shrek The Musical (Assistant Stage Manager), Hello! My Baby (Stage Manager), and In The Heights (Camila Rosario).
|Bridegroom||Ryan Reid Hickey|
|Bride||Heather Ashley Banks|
|Beggar Woman||Ashleigh Marie Martens|
|Women's Ensemble||Alexandra Johnson|
|Nathaniel D. Lee|
|Guitar||Dr. David Burdick|