The Niceties

by Eleanor Burgess
January 22-February 7, 2021

A Virtual Presentation

Directed by Jen Uphoff Gray & DiMonte Henning

In The Niceties, Zoe, a Black student at a liberal arts college, is called into her white professor’s office to discuss her paper about slavery’s effect on the American Revolution. What begins as a polite clash in perspectives explodes into an urgent debate about race, history, and power.


Cast: Samantha Newcomb (seen recently at American Players Theatre and in A Christmas Carol at Childrens Theater of Madison, and Sarah Day (seen recently in Life Sucks, and at American Players Theatre).

Scenic Designer: Lisa Schlenker
Lighting Designer: Greg Hofmann
Costume Designer: Jazmin Aurora Medina
Composer/Sound Designer: Christie Chiles Twillie
Film Editor: Kathy Wittman
Props Master: Pamela Miles
Stage Manager: Sarah Deming-Henes
Assistant Stage Manager: Abbi Hess

Sponsored by: MG&E, CUNA Mutual