Hastings College theatre majors cap college careers with one-act plays

The Hastings College Theatre Department will be presenting its 2018 capstones March 8, 9 and 10 at 7:30 p.m., and March 11 at 2:00 p.m.

All performances are in Scott Studio Theatre (806 N. Turner Ave.). General admission tickets are $8, admission for seniors and non-Hastings College students is $5. To reserve tickets, email the box office at tickets@hastings.edu.

capstones logo smallThese one act plays are directed by Hastings College junior and senior theatre majors. They act as a senior project for theatre majors, giving them an opportunity to use all of the skills they have learned during their time at Hastings College and are a requirement for graduation. The shows demonstrate a student’s abilities, and provides them with  real-life experience as they prepare to leave Hastings College.

Capstone’s 2018 features “A World Without Memory” written by Seth Kramer and directed by junior Carly Cremers of Columbus, Nebraska; “Poison” written by Elliot Hayes, and “Broken Hearts” written by Kevin McLeod, both directed by senior Cheyenne Knehans of Riverton, Nebraska; and “Garbage Boy,” written and directed by senior Nathaniel Sass of Hastings, Nebraska.

These plays contain mature language and subject matter.

Capstones 2018 – An Evening of One-Act Plays

World Without Memory
By Seth Kramer

  • Abe – Jeff Sokol of Grand Island, Nebraska
  • Bob – Timothy Ellis of Red Cloud, Nebraska
  • Bob 2 – Joseph Daake of Kearney, Nebraska
  • Robin – Sabrina Maxwell of North Richland Hills, Texas
  • Voice – John Sample of Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Director – Carly Cremers of Columbus, Nebraska
  • Stage manager – Liz Lee of Colorado Springs, Colorado

By Elliott Hayes

  • Jack – Basil Rabayda of Phoenix, Arizona
  • Karen – Morgan White of Grand Island, Nebraska
  • Director – Cheyenne Knehans of Riverton, Nebraska
  • Stage manager – Emma Atuire of Denver, Colorado

Broken Hearts
By Kevin McLeod

  • Dianne – Kiley Logan of Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Margaret – Alyssa Rock of Aurora, Colorado
  • Grandma – Shai Brillon of Land O’Lakes, Florida
  • Director – Cheyenne Knehans of Riverton, Nebraska
  • Stage manager – Emma Atuire of Denver, Colorado

Garbage Boy
By Nathanael Sass of Hastings, Nebraska

  • Carson Moon – Tyler Huntsman of Parker, Colorado
  • Lando Moon – Kelli Bricachek of David City, Nebraska
  • Gwen Spector – Amelia Amicarella of Littleton, Colorado
  • Exec – Aaron Spracklin of Elmwood, Nebraska
  • Narrator/Chorus- Luke Liffengren of Conifer, Colorado
  • Director – Nathanael Sass of Hastings, Nebraska
  • Stage manager – Greer Anderson of Colorado Springs, Colorado


  • Lights – Austin Heinlein (Head) of Hutchinson, Kansas
  • Lighting assistant and board operator – Anna Dobrinski of Bridgeport, Nebraska  
  • Sound and Board Operator – Randi Scoggins of Grand Island, Nebraska
  • Costumes – Kylie Lierz of Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Props – Alex Rieflin of Doniphan, Nebraska  
  • Hair/Makeup – Kylie Lierz of Lincoln, Nebraska, and Randi Scoggins of Grand Island, Nebraska

Hastings College is a private, four-year institution located in Hastings, Nebraska, that focuses on student academic and extracurricular achievement. With more than 60 majors and 15 pre-professional programs, Hastings College has been named among “Great Schools, Great Prices” by U.S. News & World Report and a “Best in the Midwest” by The Princeton Review. For more, go to hastings.edu.

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