Hastings College Theatre to perform ‘The Terrible Infants’ at Chautauqua Park

Theatre TheTerribleInfantsHastings College Theatre is hosting a live outdoor production for its last show of the 2020-21 academic year. “The Terrible Infants” by Oliver Lansley and Samuel Wyer directed by Sarah Nottage-Tacey will be held at the Chautauqua Park Pavillion (West 5th Street) on April 29, 30 and May 1 at 7:30 p.m. and on May 2 at 2:30 p.m.

Performances are free and open to the public. Seating is limited and will be based on a first come, first serve basis. For those in attendance, face masks are required.

“The Terrible Infants” is based on a series of twisted tales and blends puppetry, performance and dark storytelling into a sensory theatrical experience suited for big kids and small grown-ups. “The Terrible Infants” dazzles with puppets made by the Hastings College puppetry class, while the high energy performance by the cast is sure to pull the audience in with its whimsy and irreverence. This is the first — and only — in person production of the year for Hastings College Theatre.

Tickets are also available for the second senior capstone production, “You Do Love Me,… Don’t You?” by Claire Demmer. It is showing via Zoom April 23 and 24 at 7:00 p.m. To receive a link for that show, email tickets@hastings.edu.

The Terrible Infants by Oliver Lansley and Samuel Weyer

Director  — Sarah Nottage-Tacey, adjunct professor of theatre


  • Taylor Bartos of Hastings, Nebraska
  • Darci Wax of Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Hailey Moore of Juniata, Nebraska
  • Tessa Burkey of Dorchester, Nebraska
  • Lindsey Pratt of Denver, Colorado
  • Keeley Garland of Superior, Colorado
  • Charly Lufkin of Fairbury, Nebraska
  • Juno Reese of Westminster, Colorado
  • Brooke Jorgenson of Orleans, NebraskaCrew

Stage Management

  • Stage manager — Shai Brillon of Wesley Chapel, Florida

Set Crew

  • Set Crew Head— Jax Carreras of Parker, Colorado
  • Turner Griffin of Grand Island, Nebraska

Costume Crew 

  • Costume Crew Head—  Rayvonne Wright of Austin, Texas
  • Charly Lufkin of Fairbury, Nebraska

Prop Crew 

  • Prop Crew Head— Chloe Dorenkamp of Fremont, Nebraska

Lighting Crew

  • Lighting Crew Head— Erik Nielsen, a community member from Hastings
  • Mel Palmer of Lynchburg, Virginia

Sound Crew 

  • Sound Crew Head— Dr. Bruce Batterson, associate professor of business
  • Emma Maline of Bellevue, Nebraska

Makeup Crew 

  • Makeup Crew Head- Keeley Garland of Superior, Colorado

Hastings College is a four-year residential college that focuses on student academic and extracurricular achievement. Hastings’ student-centered initiatives include providing books, an iPad and a two-week study away experience at no additional cost. A block-style semester schedule allows professors and students to focus on fewer classes at a time and promotes hands-on experiences. Discover more at hastings.edu.

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