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Ana Sharp, CU Theatre’s first student lighting designer, at the board during our technical rehearsals last weekend.

Cast and crew alike spent most of last Saturday perfecting and running lighting and sound cues in technical rehearsals for Traveler in the Dark.. It was our technicians’ time to rehearse, and we guarantee the fruit of their labor will create a unified artistic whole when you come to see this challenging production. The show opens this weekend, October 12-15, with a Thursday matinee show at 11:00 a.m., a Friday and Saturday show at 7:30 p.m., and a Sunday matinee at 2:00 p.m.

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Marsha Norman creates the world of a brilliant surgeon suddenly shattered by the death of his nurse. Sam tries to find a way to piece his life back together as he journeys with his family back to his boyhood home for her funeral. Once there, he’s confronted by the demons of his youth: the death of his own mother, his alienation from his fiery, evangelical preacher-father, his boyhood immersion in fairy tales, and his disillusionment with the woman he married. A deep crisis ensues, and Sam’s relationships with his wife, young son, and father, as well as his own direction in life, swing precariously in the balance. In the rejection of the faith of his father, he has also lost access to its light, and he discovers his journey as a traveler in the dark renders life difficult to navigate.

Tickets to Traveler in the Dark are now available online! Click here: