Production Title

Getting Out


Marsha Norman


Arlene: Sarah Baker

Arlie: Megan Hammerer

Guard (1) (Evans): Keenan Odenkirk

Bennie: Samuel Langellier

Guard (2) (Caldwell): Austin Allbert

Doctor: Christine Broughton

Mother: Madison Mortenson

School Principal: Sage Shemroske

Ronnie: Josh Pride

Carl: Debo Balogun

Warden: Nick Romero

Ruby: Emily Johnson

Production Staff

Director: Jeff Coussens

Technical Director, Scenic Designer: Andy Gutshall

Lighting Designer: John Wiley

Costume Designer: Ellen Dixon

Sound Designer: Joe Oliger

Stage Manager: Audrey Johnsen

Dramaturg: Jacob Kilburg

Props Master: Tori Charnetzki, Jessica Holzknecht

Assistant Stage Manager: Jackson (Jake) Phillips

Light Board Operator: Liz Kritikos

Sound Board Operator: Daniel Williams

House Manager: Luke Currie

Welder: Joe Goodall

Shift/Props Crew: Lauren Hagedorn, Shannon Ryan

Costume/Makeup Crew: Natalie Brown, Rami Halabi

Poster Design: Quan Vi

Set Construction: Cam Best, Emma Brutman, Amanda Caputi, Lauren Heiberger, Devin James, Ryan Janusz, Jacob Kilburg Samuel Langellier, Justin MacNaught, Joe Oliger, Rose Mary Peterson

Costume Construction: Emilee Droegmiller, Grace Holmes, Allyson Jesse, Amanda Kramer, Shannon Ryan



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Released from prison "Arlene" returns to a rundown apartment in Louisville, intent on starting her life over. Rebellious and disruptive as a young girl, she has found strength in religion and wants to put her youth (as "Arlie") behind her. But her struggle to find her way in the present (as "Arlene") is counterpointed by flashbacks of her past (as "Arlie"), her two personalities being represented by two performers, who sometimes appear on stage simultaneously. We meet the guards and prison officials with whom "Arlie" waged a running battle; and the unfeeling, slatternly mother, the lecherous former prison guard, the pimp ex-boyfriend, and the touchingly friendly neighbor with whom "Arlene" is confronted in the present. Ultimately the play, like life, offers no simple answers—but it conveys, with heartrending honesty and compassion, the struggle of someone fighting for her life against incredible odds

Performance Dates

January 29-31, 2016; February 5-7, 2016


Potter Theatre


Acting | Other Theatre and Performance Studies | Performance Studies | Theatre and Performance Studies

Getting Out


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