Zachary Palmer (Jack) and Kitar Peterson (Bella)
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The University of Wisconsin-Superior will have performances of “Gaslight,” Nov. 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m., and Nov. 17 and 24 at 2:00 p.m. The student performance is directed by Cathy Fank, Professor in Communicating Arts, and stars Zachary Palmer and Kitara Peterson.
“Gaslight” was written by Patrick Hamilton and is a Victorian thriller. It follows Jack Manningham (Palmer) on his search for hidden jewels. However, Jack is hiding the search from his wife, Bella (Peterson), by gaslighting her, of which the play gets its name. Gaslighting takes meaning from psychological abuse and is when false information is given to the victim to make them doubt their own memory.
Fank commented, “I hope that the audience fins an engaging night of theatre watching three people try to unravel the mystery of what happened to this woman 15 years ago.”
Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and non-UWS students, $5 for UWS students with school ID, and $5 per person for groups of ten or more. They may be purchased at the box office in the Holden Fine and Applied Arts Center ahead of time or the day of performance.