This version of the story, which opened on Broadway in 1985, features neat-freak Florence Unger (Morgan Jackson) moving in with sloppy, outspoken Olive Madison (Justess Hurst). The guys’ poker group from the earlier version has become a weekly Trivial Pursuit match with female friends portrayed by Kristine Storms, Lizz Krull, Paeton Chavis and Elizabeth Hollbrook.
Director James Leagre said the production is a showcase for talented female students. “We looked at the demographics of our theater majors and realized that we had a variety of strong actresses, and there are not many shows that have strong female characters in the main roles.”
Performances are Feb. 20-22 and 26-28, with the buffet opening at 6:45 p.m. and the performance at 8 p.m. at Schwitzer Student Center, 1400 E. Hanna Ave. Admission is $24 for alumni, seniors, groups of eight or more and non-UIndy students with identification, $26 for adults. A free performance with no dinner will be staged at 8 p.m. Thursday, and admission to the show only on Feb. 26 is $6. Closing night will feature two American Sign Language interpreters. Call 788-3251 or visit www.uindy.edu/arts/ETC for tickets.