USD Theatre to present Broken Glass Arthur Miller's award winning drama, Broken Glass, will be presented by The University of South Dakota Theatre Department at 8 p.m., Oct. 16-19 and 2 p.m., Oct. 20 in the Wayne S. Knutson Theatre of the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts.
Winner of the Laurence Olivier award for new plays in 1995, Broken Glass is set in 1938 and tells the story of a Jewish couple that is forced to deal with the wife's psychosomatic paralysis. The cause of the paralysis appears to be connected to Kristallnacht (Night of Broken Glass), a government sanctioned, anti-Semitic event in Germany.
USD graduate student Dan Miller will direct Broken Glass, in which Tyler Swank (Rapid City) plays Phillip, an uptight banker and husband. Colleen MacLaren Marsh (Sioux Falls) is the stricken wife Sylvia, and Jesse Jensen (Aberdeen) is the probing Dr. Hyman.
In supporting roles Kari Hammer (Milbank) is Dr. Hyman's non-Jewish wife Margaret; Desir� Kelly (Lennox) is Sylvia's sister Harriet, and Brian Adams (Lead) is Philip's anti-Semitic boss. Sarah Hoar, a cellist, plays transitional music.
Professor Tim Case (scenery) leads the design team, while graduate students Michelle Spencer Davidson and William Myers design the costumes and sound respectively. Alyssa Ledeboer, an undergraduate student, lights the action.
Tickets for Broken Glass are $8 for adults, $6 for senior citizens (62+) and youth (high school and below), and $1 for USD students with current ID. The box office opens Wednesday, Oct. 9.