UND Theatre Arts’ production Grace will play Oct. 1-5 at Burtness Theatre

UND Theatre Arts’ production Grace will play Oct. 1-5 at Burtness Theatre

The University of North Dakota’s Department of Theatre Arts will open their season with Grace by Craig Wright, 7:30 p.m. nightly Oct. 1-5 at Burtness Lab Theatre on campus.

Grace, directed by Brett Olson, is a tragicomedy that explores human assumptions about how God, goodness, faith and causality operate in the cosmic machinery. Steve and Sara have relocated to Sunrise, Fla., to pursue an unbelievably wonderful business deal. But as the deal slowly unravels and Steve finds himself afflicted with an itch that just won’t stop, Sara finds herself increasingly drawn to their next-door neighbor, Sam, a badly-scarred victim of a recent car accident who wants nothing to do with her or her Bible-quoting husband. In the end, with a little help from an old German exterminator who’s still angry about the Allied bombing of Hamburg in World War II, all three characters are confronted by a world that’s both better and worse than any religion can justify. (DPS)

The students, faculty and staff of UND Theatre are pleased to open the 2019-2020 season with this eye opening modern play that was recently featured on Broadway starring Paul Rudd and Ed Asner.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students with ID.

Box office: Online at burtness.und.edu or Burtness Theatre Lobby, 3-6 p.m. daily and 3-7:30 p.m. day of show. Call (701)777-2587.

Our new online box office will make your ticket buying easier. Please visit burtness.und.edu to conveniently purchase your tickets for this show or any of our shows this season. You can also purchase a “Season Series” and enjoy all of our shows at a discounted rate. Of course, you can also purchase tickets in person at the box office in the Burtness Lobby or call (701)777-2587.

Production Information

Director: Brett Olson

Scenic and Lighting Design: Brad Reissig

Costume Design: Camilla Morrison

Sound Design and Technical Director: Ree Seminole


Steve: Cole Bakke

Sara:    Gina Uhlir

Sam:    Kyle Mason

Karl:     Tanner Sabol

Production Staff

Stage Manager:          Elise Christy

Asst. Stage Mgr:          Xana Small

Properties:                  Alexandra Rice

Costume Shop Mgr:    Amy Sanner

Costume Shop Assts:   Shelby Hazel, Carolyn Kelly, Destiny Koskela, Meghan McNeil,

Wardrobe Supervisor: Daniel Jung

Dresser:                       Anna Allbee

Scenic Painter:            Kristina Swendseid

Scene Shop Assts:        Christian Chederquist, Autumn Horton

Stagehand:                  Fawaz Aljamee

Master Electrician:      Autumn Horton

Lighting Crew:             Andrew Birkmaier, Naomi Gray, Brandon Johnson, Preston Roumbanis, Amber

Sampson, Feras Shehata

Light Board Operator: Ethan Walker

Sound Board Operator: Otto Lieder

House Mgr:                 Randi O’Hotto

Publicity Design:         Brad Reissig


David L. Dodds
Director of Communications
UND Today
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University of North Dakota
O: 701.777.5529