Hastings College Theatre presents fall 2018 opener with ‘Omnium Gatherum’

The Hastings College Theatre Department is opening up its fall season with the play “Omnium Gatherum” by Theresa Rebeck and Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros.

omnium gatherum sizedDirected by Associate Professor of Theatre Annette Vargas, Samuel French states “the sophisticated yet surreal dinner party becomes a sounding board for a variety of cultural icons as they pontificate and argue about terrorism, popular culture, food, feminism, Star Trek and more.”

The conversation becomes an ultimate ride, veering from comedy to realism then to satire, ultimately ending in utter chaos.

The show runs October 4, 5 and 6 at 7:30 p.m., and October 7 at 2:00 p.m., at the Scott Studio Theatre (806 N. Turner Ave).

This production contains mature language and subject matter.

Tickets available to reserve at tickets@hastings.edu. General admittance is $8.00, seniors and non-Hastings College students are $5.00.


  • Alima (Khalid) —  Darci Wax of Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Mohammed —  Tyler Dietrich of Glenwood Springs, Colorado
  • Suzie —  Kiley Logan of Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Lydia —  Kelli Brichacek of Waterloo, Nebraska
  • Julia —  Kai Marshall of Omaha, Nebraska
  • Roger —  Basil Rabayda of Phoenix, Arizona
  • Terence —  Tyler Huntsman of Parker, Colorado
  • Jeff —  Jeff Sokol of Grand Island, Nebraska

Production staff:

  • Director — Annette Vargas, associate professor
  • Assistant Director/Dramaturg —  Amelia Amicarella of Littleton, Colorado
  • Stage Manager — Carly Cremers of Columbus, Nebraska
  • Assistant Stage Manager – Liz Lee of Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Scenic Crew Head —  Joe Jahn of Columbus, Nebraska, and Joe Daake of Kearney, Nebraska
  • Crew — Jacqueline Carreras of Parker, Colorado
  • Lighting Designer —  Austin Heinlein of Hutchinson, Kansas
  • Crew Head — Greer Andersen of Peyton, Colorado
  • Crew — Luke Liffengren of Conifer, Colorado, and Melbourne Palmer of Lynchburg, Virginia
  • Light Board Operator —  Weston Henry Grant of Denver, Colorado
  • Costume/Make-up/Hair Crew Head — Kylie Lierz of Lincoln, Nebraska, and Rayvonne Wright of Austin, Texas
  • Crew — Cass Miller of Wheat Ridge, Colorado, and Becky Cox of Blue Hill, Nebraska
  • Sound Crew – Randi Scoggins of Hastings, Nebraska
  • Sound Board Operator —  Camrin Cowden of Centennial, Colorado
  • Properties Crew Head —  Alex Rieflin of Doniphan, Nebraska
  • Properties Crew —  Whitney Hansen of Kenesaw, Nebraska; Emma Maline of Bellevue, Nebraska; Shailyn Brillon of Wesley Chapel, Florida; and Sarah Sepan of Centennial, Colorado
  • Box Office/House Manager — Timothy Ellis of Red Cloud, Nebraska


Hastings College is a private, four — year institution located in Hastings, Nebraska, that focuses on student academic and extracurricular achievement. 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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