North Central College Fine & Performing Arts

Senior Sarah Fons directs drama about a family dealing with alcoholism

Published on 10/5/2016

North Central College presents “Time Wasted,” a play written by E. H. Lupton and directed by North Central senior Sarah Fons Oct. 6-9. The drama tells the story of a family dealing with alcoholism.
 
Five performances will be staged at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6-8 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 8-9 in the College’s Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $5/adults and $3/students and seniors; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/show.
 
Set in the present day, “Time Wasted” centers on the relationship between daughter Julia and her alcoholic, widowed mother Nancy and their struggle to communicate after years of separation and a lifetime of addiction. Julia visits her mother after they have spent years apart. Julia is planning to move away with her fiancée and worries how her mother will get by without support.
 
“One of the hardest steps for those who have addicts in their lives is to tell others about it,” says director Fons. “We hope to begin a dialogue about the effects of alcoholism on relationships, so those who may be too afraid to step forward will feel more comfortable doing so.”
 
This play is part of North Central’s Student Directed Series. Members of the theatre faculty invite students to submit a proposal to direct their own theatrical productions and only the best are chosen. Fons’ production is one of three selected for the academic year.
 
The cast for “Time Wasted” is (role, name, town, year, major):
Nancy: Kara Barrios of Aurora, a senior majoring in theatre
Julia: Kellyn Maguire of Downers Grove, a junior majoring in theatre
Skyler: Andrea Lares of Plainfield, a freshman majoring in theatre and English writing
Frank (late husband)/Kathy (therapist): Maddie Burke of Monroe, Mich., a senior majoring in theatre
 
The student crew is (role, name, town, year, major):
Director: Sarah Fons of Stoughton, Wis., a senior majoring in theatre with minors in history and gender and women’s studies
Stage manager: Taylor Benoit of Bartlett, a senior majoring in theatre and theatrical design and technology
Scenic designer: Ruby Lowe of Aurora, a junior majoring in theatrical design and technology
Props master: Cienna Gilley of Macomb, a junior majoring in actuarial science
Light designer: MacKenzie Kauffman of Plainfield, a freshman majoring in musical theatre
Design mentor: Tom Noesen of Naperville, a junior majoring in theatre and theatrical design and technology 
Costume designer: Lexii Gravis of Montgomery, a sophomore majoring in musical theatre and organizational communication
Sound designer: Matt Hehl of Plainfield, a freshman majoring in broadcast communication
Run crew: Rachel Oriatti of Downers Grove, a junior majoring in psychology; Alexandra Wilkin of Aurora, a freshman majoring in music education
Prop run crew: Maryenia Hernandez of Aurora, a freshman majoring in psychology; Erin Huggins of Aurora, a sophomore majoring in musical theatre and organizational communication 
Master electrician: Erin Keegan of Downers Grove, a senior majoring in theatre
Light board Op: Arielle Jones of Plainfield, a sophomore majoring in psychology
Sound board op: Ricardo Castro of Round Lake Beach, a freshman majoring in theatre
Costume crew: Bobby Taves of Naperville, a junior majoring in theatre; Rachel Rodewald of Hampshire, a senior majoring in theatre
Poster design: Laura Dougherty of Winnebago, a sophomore majoring in interactive media studies/graphic arts
Programs/publicity: Cameron Sherrill of South Orange, N.J., a junior majoring in interactive media studies/graphic arts
Production photographer: McLean Holmes of Shorewood, a junior majoring in computer science
 
North Central College’s 2016-2017 Fine and Performing Arts Season is partially sponsored by BMO Harris Bank; Nicor Gas; Advanced Data Technologies; Naperville Magazine; Catch 35; Dommermuth, Cobine, West, Gensler, Philipchuck, Corrigan and Bernhard, Ltd.; DuPage Foundation; Hotel Indigo Naperville Riverwalk; Monarch Landing; Pinot’s Palette; Savant Capital Management; Sullivan’s Steakhouse; Naperville Special Events and Cultural Amenities Fund; Illinois Arts Council Agency; and Naperville Development Partnership.