Warren Wilson theater presents ‘Fuddy Meers’

Staff reports

Imagine waking up with no memory.

That’s the case for Claire every morning. Her husband greets her with coffee, explains she has a rare form of psychogenic amnesia and leaves her to read about her life.

But what happens when someone interferes with the routine? It makes for a hilarious stage show.

Warren Wilson College Department of Theatre presents “Fuddy Meers,” the final production in the “Not Suitable for Children” 2015-16 season, April 28-May 1. The play won the Pulitzer Prize for drama for playwright David Lindsay-Abaire.

Starring Sophie Yates, class of 2016, and Conor Donahue (2017), the comedy follows Claire as she learns her husband is a dangerous criminal planning her murder. Accompanied by the mysterious masked man who told her the devastating news, Claire runs away and embarks on a journey through her history. Meeting a cast of unusual and eccentric characters along the way, she discovers nothing is what it appears to be.

Warren Wilson College’s rendition of “Fuddy Meers” is directed by visiting artist Nathan Markiewicz, a New York City-based director with expertise in play development, devising, Shakespeare, and 19th Century naturalism. Markiewicz has extensive experience with theater in the United Kingdom and holds degrees from East 15, University of Essex, and the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Though not suitable for children under the age of 13, all performances are open to the public. For more, call 771-3040 or visit http://warren-wilson.edu/blog/theatre.

Lifting the fog

What: “Fuddy Meers”

When: 7:30 p.m. April 28-30, 2:30 p.m. May 1

Where: Kittredge Theatre, Warren Wilson College

Cost: $10, free to high school and college students w/I.D.