“Of Dice & Men,” written by Cameron McNary - presented by the UAF Student Drama Association
Reality and imagination collide in this tale of sacrifice, love, betrayal, redemption, and Dungeons & Dragons! The story is about six friends dealing with the inevitability of change. Each character has their own quirky personality, from the foul mouthed gibbering man-child that is John Alex, to the powerful DnD playing housewife that is Linda. Dnd is this other world for them, an escape from the mundane facts of life; where a person can be a Half-Elven double princess or a clueless, rampaging barbarian. “Of Dice & Men” uses Dungeons & Dragons to allow the characters to deal with the changes that occur in the group. This play communicates how inane things like sports or games can be vitally important in the way that we express and sustain our relationships. Even though these things may seem pointless, they matter.
For a military town like Fairbanks, it's easy to say why this play is relevant. People here are constantly coping with sad realities, and saying goodbye is never easy. People will always move on in life but that does not mean they are gone. “Of Dice & Men” combines heroic high fantasy with gut-busting humor creating an emotionally authentic experience between six friends.
On Thursday the 21st of May at 7:30 pm we will have a special pay what you can preview performance. All of the proceeds for this performance will be benefit the VA Veterans Center.
Of Dice & Men will be performed in the UAF Lab Theatre:
- Friday May 22 @ 7:30pm
- Saturday May 23 @ 7:30pm
- Friday May 29 @ 7:30pm
- Saturday 30 @ 7:30pm
- Sunday May 31 @ 2pm
Tickets $15 General Public, $10 for Military, Students, Seniors
Tickets Only Sold At The Door.
Only 50 Tickets/Seats Per Performance.
“Of Dice & Men” is Recommended For Mature Audiences (PG-13).
This Show is Recommended for Audiences 13 Years and Older for Very Strong Language and Mature Themes. Parental Discretion is Advised.
- Adam Gillette as John Francis
- Skyler Evans as John Alex/ Spango Garnetkiller the 22nd
- Thomas Petrie as Jason/ Kester the Younger
- Hannah Roys as Tara/ Princess Alaya
- Siri Tuttle as Linda/ Durack McMackmack
- Paul Adasiak as Brandon/ Throg the Barbarian
- Director & Scenic Designer & Fight Choreographer: Sambit Misra
- Costume Design: Fiona Zachel
- Lighting Design: Colby Freel with Adam Gillette
- Sound Design: Marley Horner
- Stage Manager & Armorer & Pyrotechnic personnel: Shannon Mertes
- Assistant Stage Manager: Madeline Hunter
Coming in fall, 2015: Stop Kiss by Diana Son, directed by Carrie Baker.
Spring, 2016: Closer by Patrick Marber, directed by Ian Buoncore.
Over the course of five years, four characters intertwine themselves: sleeping with, fighting with, and ultimately breaking up with each other.
Alice, a stripper, and Dan, an obituary writer, fall for one another. The following year Dan falls for Anna, a professional photographer. Alice, heartbroken, returns to stripping and meets Larry, a dermatologist as well as Anna's husband. Later Anna returns to Larry. Dan discovers this and confronts Larry.
And so on.
The play takes us end-over-end exploring the unseen betrayals between the four lovers.
Spring, 2016: Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Brian Cook.
- Please note: tickets held at “will call”, even if paid for, will be released for resale 10 minutes prior to curtain/showtime.
- Unclaimed seats (if you have your tickets, but aren’t at the theatre) 5 minutes prior to curtain may also be resold. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to performances so that we may start on time.