Fresno State’s University Theatre will present “Heathers The Musical” from May 5 through 13 (excluding May 8) with daily show times at 7:30 p.m. and a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee in the John Wright Theatre in the Speech Arts Building.
The musical was adapted from the cult-film “Heathers,” written by Kevin Murphy and Laurence O’Keefe. It follows Veronica (portrayed by Fresno State theatre arts major Kindle Lynn Cowger), a brainy, beautiful misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique of Westerberg High. The Heathers are portrayed by Fresno State theatre arts majors Lauren Folland and Jana Price, as well as community member Hannah Huyck. When a new boy, J.D., (portrayed by Fresno State theatre arts major William Aaron Bishop) enters the picture, everything is thrown into a tailspin.
Directed by Brad Myers, this dark comedy is an unflinching look at the joys and anguish of high school.
“If you are hoping for a theatrical experience that also substantively resonates with 2017 youth culture, ‘Heathers the Musical’ includes a darkly comedic take on some serious challenges that are confronted in high schools today,” Myers said. “In the 1980s, many of these issues, such as bullying, homophobia and exclusive cliques may have been perceived as a natural part of the high school experience, and not have drawn the 2017 scrutiny and search for remedies.”
Due to adult language and sexual situations, “Heathers The Musical” is intended for mature audiences.
Tickets are $20 for adults; $17 for Fresno State faculty, staff, alumni and military; and $12 for students. Group rates, as well as season subscriptions are available. Box office hours are noon to 4 p.m. on weekdays and one hour before each performance.
Parking is free for shows on Friday through Sunday night. For shows on Tuesday through Thursday night, parking permits are required and may be purchased at dispensers in parking lots on campus.
For more information, contact the box office at 559.278.2216 or firstname.lastname@example.org.