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At the end of his life, Shakespeare examines his conscience to evaluate his contributions as an artist, his moral and social responsibilities and whether he has lived with integrity. He is also a keen observer of his times, and must examine his world in light of its moral and social actions. What conclusions must be drawn after one witnesses life?

Edward Bond asks questions in BINGO that challenge us to answer.  For his part, he answers, "I wrote Bingo because I think the contradictions in Shakespeare's life are similar to the contradictions in us. He was a "corrupt seer" and we are a "barbarous civilization." Because of that our society could destroy itself... if we are to survive we have only two possible futures. Firstly, as technological ants engineered from birth to fit into a rigid society. Or secondly, as people who live consistently by the values that are a part of their nature."

Cast

  • William Shakespeare - Jake Casella
  • Old Man - Jonas Erickson
  • Son - Chris Jayne
  • William Combe - Joseph Gridley
  • Ben Johnson - Tim Preston
  • Jerome - Corriander Shea Detwiler
  • Wally - Kelsey Wiesinger
  • First Old Woman - Sarah Lee Glover
  • Judith - Michelle Landis
  • Young Woman - Kelsey Wiesinger
  • Joan - Eden Hartwell
  • Second Old Woman - Eden Hartwell

Production Crew

  • Costumes, Lighting, and Props, and Original Set Design - Andrew Longoria
  • Technical Direction - Jedadiah Lane Linsley, Andrew Longoria
  • Assistant Direction - Tim Preston, Jonas Erickson
  • Stage Management - Jedadiah Lane Linsley, Tim Preston
  • Box Office & Ushers - Diana Syers, Michelle Watts, Volunteers
  • Set Construction - Katie Boyer, Becky Eick, Kim Hulslander, Jonas Erickson, Jedadiah Lane Linsley, Tim Preston
  • Set Deconstruction - Office of the Provost
  • Death Mask Artist - Eric Mowery
  • Costumes - Andrew Longoria
  • Poster - Alan Caum
  • Program - Andrew Longoria

Special Thanks To...

  • Besty Brune
  • Mary Coleman
  • Teri Doerksen
  • Mitch Goldwater
  • Andrea Harris
  • Mike Reid
  • Dia Carleton
  • Lee Wright
  • Eva Green
  • Charlie Earle & MU Printshop
  • Ann Klinger
  • The Flashlight
  • Dan Mason
  • Lynn Pifer
  • John Ulrich
  • Elizabeth Williams

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