March 26, 2015

‘Lullaby’ performance set at Kleinau Theater

by Andrea Hahn

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- A performance at Kleinau Theater offers a “Lullaby” that just might wake you up. 

 “Lullaby” runs today, March 26 through Saturday, March 28, with performances beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are $7, $5 for students, and are available at the Kleinau Box Office before the performance, or by phone reservation at 618/453-5618. 

“Lullaby” is the product of two graduate students, “A.B.” and Savannah Ganster. The two wrote the script, will perform it, and co-direct as well. 

Though the name of the performance is “Lullaby,” the topic is insomnia. Unwanted wakefulness impacts a person’s moods and thought-processes. Generally, the authors note, insomnia gets a bad rap: for an artist, writer or other creative thinker, being up all night gives more hours for creation -- and the insomnia-induced changes to mood and thought can contribute creative fire. 

“Lullaby” uses a variety of contemporary performance strategies to demonstrate creative people coming to terms with being awake. 

Seating in the Kleinau Theater is general admission, but seating is limited. There is no admission to the theater during the performance.