UWO Fond du Lac announces last theater presentation

The University of Oshkosh at Fond du Lac is thrilled to announce its spring comedy, Neil Simon’s The Good Doctor. Performances will be held at the Prairie Theater at 400 University Avenue. Performances are:

Friday, April 26, 2024 at 7:00pm

Saturday, April 27, 2024 at 7:00pm

Sunday, April 28, 2024 at 2:00pm

Thursday, May 2, 2024 at 7:00pm

Friday, May 3, 2024 at 7:00pm

Saturday, May 4, 2024 at 7:00pm

Tickets are available at www.hometowntickets.com and range from $5.00 to $15.00. The production is best enjoyed by those aged 12 and over.

The Good Doctor takes place in turn-of-the-century Russia. A young writer welcomes the audience to join him as he brings to life eight short stories based on the writings of Anton Cheykov – with the comic genius of Neil Simon. A novice dentist attempts to extract a stubborn molar – without benefit of Novocain! An enterprising entertainer sells ticket – to his own

drowning! A cad seduces his friend’s wife – without uttering a word to her! An enchanting evening of heart and humor from the minds of two of the world’s greatest writers.

UW Oshkosh will be closing its Fond du Lac campus in June 2024 and The Good Doctor marks the end of university-produced shows. The Good Doctor follows the charter of the school’s program by including performers, designers and crew from the university as well as the general community. Students from Fond du Lac High School will participate as actors (Hailey Wessels and Korbin Braun) and crew (Johnathon VanderGrinten and Zaiden Benzel); UW-Oshkosh at Fond du Lac students Sarah Hurtgen will perform alongside Kira Downham, Meaghan Lefeber and Hayden Binversie serving on the stage crew.

Actors from the community and surrounding areas include: Matt and Julia Ragalie (Oak Creek), David Neese (Sheboygan), Daniel Schneider (Kewauskum), Jacob Badovsky and Leslie Fitzwater (Milwaukee). Costume design by Wanda Martin and light design courtesy of Andy Brault (Fond du Lac); sound engineer Samuel Fitzwater-Butchart (Milwaukee) and set design by Chris Flieller. Fond du Lac’s Paul Thelen provides musical direction for the scene titled “Too Late for Happiness” which includes a sweet song about love in one’s later years sung by Neese and Fitzwater.