"Prelude; Shores of Lake Michigan" by Adam R. Burnett

The Helen Hocker Center for the Performing Arts is pleased to announce the fall production, PRELUDE; SHORES OF LAKE MICHIGAN, written by Topeka native, Adam R. Burnett (co-founder of Buran Theatre who brought Lawrence "Nightmares" and "The Sensualist" and KC "Money Buckets!"). The cast of talented area adults includes David Greenbaum, Katy Warner, Jim Tuchscherer & Bekah Zachritz. The production will be directed by Christopher Reed and stage managed by Sami Field.

Prelude is centered on a single family unit at the end of the 20th century. Professor Theo Davis and his wife Melanie are on vacation in their own home. With their two daughters away at summer camp, they must interact with one another in the confines of a not-so-empty lake shore home thick with personal ghosts, illness, insomnia, jealousy and hidden agendas. As they move further in on each other, forces of the unknown are unleashed upon both and result in an irrevocable act that neither of them can return from. Prelude focuses on the worlds beyond the middle class American family—the deathly, the grotesque, the romantic and the conscious and subconscious, where husband and wife contend with death, birth, consequence and other ghosts lurking throughout their lake house.

Performances will be September 18, 19, 25 & 26 at 8pm and September 20 & 27 at 2:30pm. Tickets are $12 for adults and are on sale now.

Due to adult themes, this production is not recommended for youth 16 & under.

For further information, call Helen Hocker Theater at 368-0191, 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri, or visit their web page.

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