Summer Theatre's 'Maybe Baby, It’s You' opens June 26

June 18, 2013

Emporia State Theatre presents the romantic comedy “Maybe Baby, It’s You” written by Charlie Shanian and Shari Simpson as the second show of the 2013 summer season. This series of eleven vignettes about the search for a soul mate is sure to warm the hearts of lovers everywhere. Audiences will see stories that cover every aspect of the search for love. Transitions between scenes will be recordings of actual people talking about their search for love.

“Maybe Baby, It's You.” Or maybe…it isn't. From the first kiss to the not-so-golden years of marriage, “Maybe Baby” is a wild ride through male-female relationships. We meet two lovers with a check list of qualities for a significant other that quickly dumbs down to "warm and breathing" as the only requirement; an attractive, charismatic brain surgeon who can’t catch a break because of his desire for not-very-graceful dancing; a couple celebrating their wedding anniversary who realize that marriage may not have ended their search for a soul mate; an elderly divorced couple who consider remarrying at their grandson's soccer game; and other would-be and shouldn't-be couples trying to find each other.

The 22 parts that the script demands will be played by four very talented actors including: Miranda Nation (Sophomore, Winfield), Annie Rosenbrook (Senior, Merriam), Andrew McCutcheon (Junior, Gardener), and Noah Mefford (Burlington, BFA 2013). Maybe Baby, It’s You is under the direction of Dr. Jim Ryan. Guest artist Rick Rasmussen designs the sets and costumes. A professional designer from Seattle, the 2013 season will be his 20th season with the company. Mike Koetkemeyer (Senior, Salina) will be the lighting designer. Senior Michael Stauffer (Newton) is the sound designer. Aubrey Near (Senior, Independence) will serve as the production stage manager. Her assistant is Andrew Wilson (Sophomore, Gresham, OR.)

“Maybe Baby, It’s You” will run June 26-29 at 7:30 p.m. in Karl C. Bruder theatre in King Hall at Emporia State University. Individual tickets and season passes are available from the university box office at 620-341-6378.

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