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UND Theatre presents ‘Marcus is Walking’ on April 16-20

Final show of UND Theatre season explores emotional landscape of life on the road

Who: UND Department of Theatre Arts

What: “Marcus is Walking”
Written by Joan Ackermann

Where: Burtness Theatre

When: 7:30 p.m., April 16-20

Tickets: $20 for adults, $10 for students, seniors and military (with ID). Free for student military (with ID).

Box Office: UND Department of Theatre Arts, 701.777.2587


UND Theatre closes out its 2023-24 season with Joan Ackermann’s “Marcus is Walking.”

Looking back on the first 100 years of the automobile, “Marcus is Walking” examines the emotional landscape we roam as we travel in our cars.

The 11 vignettes of this drama/comedy explore themes of control, navigation, love and escape, making this a comedic and poignant play to cap the season.

UND Theatre would like to thank all its patrons for another incredible season of live theatre at the University.

Tickets are available at the online box office or by calling 701.777.2587.

Production Information

Production Team (*student):

  • Director: Chelsea Chimilar
  • Stage Manager: Adelaide Jolivette*
  • Choreographer: Alyssa Gierke*
  • Costume Designer: Tacy Crawford*
  • Scenic & Lighting Designer: Brad Reissig
  • Sound Designer: Patrick Reading
  • Technical Director: Patrick Reading


  • Ellen, Caitlin, Anne: Rachel Steen
  • Michael, Rick, Phillip, Gerald: Isaac Anderson
  • Male Dancer, Gabe, Marty: Jace Toutenhoofd
  • Jay, Lisa: Tacy Crawford
  • Heide, The Lemon, Queenie, Great Grannie: Anissa Overson
  • Suzie, The Witch, Female Dancer, Ruthie: Lexie Mull
  • Dmitry, Marcus, Henry: Dylan Scott
  • Dean, Terrence: Sean McNulty
  • Jean-Luc: Kira Hartmann

Production Staff

  • Assistant Stage Manager: Oliver Van Tiel
  • Fight & Intimacy Coach: Emily Wirkus
  • Intimacy Captain: Tacy Crawford
  • Choreography Mentor: Chelsea Chimilar
  • Costume Design Mentor: Kylie McDonald
  • Props Head: Alexander Collins
  • Scene Shop Assistants: Ariel Long, Gloria Knudson, Grace Rhoads, Oliver Van Tiel
  • Costume Shop Manager: Kylie McDonald
  • Costume Shop Assistants: Tacy Crawford, Marie Derrene, Averie Eixenberger, Anissa Oveson, Olivia Parton
  • Light Board Operator: Logan Grover
  • Sound Board Operator: Oliver Van Tiel
  • Lighting Crew: Ava Delage, Denver Flanagan, Micha Hallingstad, Drew Schroeder, Benett Street
  • Backstage Crew: Kaichi Kuzu, Mambourou Mara, Payton Philion
  • Box Office Manager: Melanie Dougan
  • Box Office Staff: Taqwa Ali, Teryn Jarowski, Anna Jones, Sevi Saunar-Lahr
  • Office Assistant: Ellie Reinert
  • Social Media: Jace Toutenhoofd
  • Publicity Design: Brad Reissig