Fuddy Meers cast
Each character Claire meets helps to shape a funhouse plot that brings her closer to learning about her past life.


Darkly funny “Fuddy Meers” wraps up 2015–16 theatre season

The Colorado Mesa University Department of Theatre Arts welcomes audiences to the bizarre and tragically comedic world of Fuddy Meers this spring. The play, which is the final offering of the 2015–16 theatre season, comes to Robinson Theatre on April 13–16.

Fuddy Meers presents a world in which the amnesiac Claire will rely on a strange — and sometimes alarming — cast of characters to help her decipher her fractured life. Following a traumatic event, Claire wakes up each morning a blank slate. Her memory of the past has been completely erased, and her husband and perpetually stoned son must remind her who she is every day.

One morning Claire is abducted by a limping, half-blind man in a ski mask who claims to be her brother. She goes on to encounter a foul-mouthed hand puppet, a claustrophobic cop and other colorful characters. Each of them help to shape a funhouse plot that brings Claire closer to learning about her past life and everything she thought she’d forgotten. It’s one hilarious turn after another.

In 1999, this award-winning, Off-Broadway smash became one of the nation's most widely staged plays. Written by David Lindsay-Abaire, who went on to produce the Pulitzer Prize-winning Rabbit Hole, the Tony Award-winning Shrek – The Musical and recent Broadway hit Good People.

The play, rated R for adult language, will be directed by Jeanine Howe, assistant professor of theatre. Learn more about Fuddy Meers or purchase tickets.

Watch the Fuddy Meers cast announcement, featuring music written and recorded by student improv and sketch comedy troupe Oddly Appropriate:


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