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Southern Oregon University

by Janusz Glowacki – translated by Jadwiga Kosicka

This charming comedy weighs the advantages and frustrations found in Poland and the United States. Two Polish émigrés arrive in New York City’s Lower East Side looking for their American dream. The cultural gulf they face as Eastern Europeans in America is revealed during a sleepless night three years into their new life.

The variety of nightmares that Anka, a renowned actress in her home country who can’t find work on the New York stage because of her accent, and her husband Jan, who suffers from writers’ block, experience are outrageously brought to life. Hunting Cockroaches was cited by the American Theatre Critics Association as an “Outstanding New Play” in 1986.

Show times:
Thursday, May 15 (Opening) at 8:00 p.m.
Friday, May 16 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 17 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 22 at 8:00 p.m.
Friday, May 23 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 24 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 25 at 2:00 p.m.

Run length: To be announced

Director: Terri McMahon

Cast: Jordan Leigh Wakefield (Anka), Jonathan Dyrud (Janek), Nick Walker (Immigration Officer), Samuel Ashdown (Czesio), Nick Boyd (Rysio), Mike Fallon (Mr. Thompson), Ana Byers (Mrs. Thompson), Robert Chikar (Bum), Clinton Clark (Censor)

Designers: Amanda Patt (Scenic Design), Linnaea Boone Wilson (Costume Design), Bridget Carlson (Lighting Design), Chris Sackett (Sound Design), Stephen Abts (Stage Manager)

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