ICC Theatre presents 'Fuddy Meers'

Staff Writer
Woodford Times

A rare dose of amnesia is the backdrop for “Fuddy Meers” which opens Friday, April 6, and runs through April 15 at the Illinois Central College Performing Arts Center, East Peoria. The ICC theatre program will present this rollercoaster ride of a poignant new comedy that traces one woman’s attempt to regain her memory while surrounded by a group of bizarre characters. The work is by Pulitzer-Prize-winning playwright David Lindsey.

Claire, played by Lindsay Nolan, Bloomington, loses her memory every time she goes to sleep. Awakening to a blank slate each day, the once familiar surroundings, including her husband played by Rick Jensen of Eureka and her son played by Ethan Johnson of Edelstein, are unfamiliar strangers.

Directed by James Merlott, audiences are in for a treat with this play that includes all the elements of a great farce and addresses the often painful realities of the real world. The cast also includes Sam Curry, Washington; Cydney Moody and Tyler McIntyre, both of Peoria; and Emily Williams of East Peoria.

The play is rated “R” for language and runs April 6 – 15 (no performances on April 8-9). Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Cost is $7 ($5 for students and seniors).

For information or reservations, phone the ICC Performing Arts Center Box Office at 694-5136.