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Askew Askance A Squirrel!: An Evening in Lisa Konoplisky’s World 03/18–03/26

Ixion Lansing
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LANSING—Ixion will present the world premier of two one-act plays by Lisa Konoplisky. SAL-9000 and Nebraska Rapture will make their debut in the show titled Askew Askance A Squirrel!: An Evening in Lisa Konoplisky’s World.  Performances are March 18, 19, 25 & 26 in The Robin Theatre 1105 S. Washington Ave. Lansing, MI. Performances are at 8:00 pm on Saturdays and 7:00 pm on Sundays. Tickets are $15 at the door or via eventbrite.com. For more information call 517.775.4246 or email ixionensemble@gmail.com.

Nebraska Rapture is directed by Sadonna Croff and features: Jamie Schnepp, Monica Tanner, Danica O’Neill and Nick Lemmer. Billie Lou Riddle is worried about Toby, her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel that looks remarkably like a guy made to look like a dog. She wants to make sure there is someone to take care of him after she is gone. Emily Marks assumes that Billie’s planning a trip, but quickly learns that Billie is planning a longer departure “as foretold”. Emily is a perfect candidate to care for the pooch, because she and he won’t be going anywhere after the rapture.

SAL-9000 is directed by Nicole Clyne, who is making her Ixion directing debut, and features: Monica Tanner, Nick Lemmer, Angharad McGauhey and Tracey Dolinar. Jill is uncertain about her new gift, the SAL-9000. She isn’t sure she can trust a sentient washer/dryer, all purpose service machine. But Jill has been hurt and in spite of the SAL-9000 lacking a delicate cycle, finds herself becoming emotionally attached.

Lisa Konoplisky is a Wisconsin-based writer, playwright and screenwriter. Her work has been performed across the the country. She will be attending the performance on March 25 and will participate in a talk back that evening immediately after the show.


Show Times

  • Mar 18, 2017

    8:00 pm

  • Mar 19, 2017

    7:00 pm

  • Mar 25, 2017

    8:00 pm

  • Mar 26, 2017

    7:00 pm

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Theater Phone: 517-775-4246

Robin Theatre
1105 S. Washington Ave.

Lansing, MI 48910