BU Players tell tale of cosmetic procedures

For immediate release: Feb. 16, 2015

BLOOMSBURG— The BU Players take on an unconventional story in “The Nosemaker’s Apprentice: Chronicles of a Medieval Plastic Surgeon.” The comedy runs Wednesday through Saturday, Feb. 25 to 28, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March, 1 at 3 p.m. at the Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg. Tickets are free for BU students, $6 for adults and $4 for students and seniors.

Written by Nick Jones and Rachel Shukert, “The Nosemaker’s Apprentice” tells the story of a father who weaves a magic tale for his daughter to justify his unlicensed plastic surgery practice, tracing the origins of cosmetic surgery to craftsman in medieval Europe.

“Imagine if the folks from ‘South Park,’ ‘Monty Python’ and the creators of ‘Airplane’ got together to tell the story of medieval plastic surgery,” said director David A. Miller, assistant professor of music, theatre and dance. “After directing the play professionally for Amphibian Stage Productions last summer, I love that I get to have even more laughs with the actors and with the audience. I hope that Bloomsburg is ready for this brand of comedy,” said Miller.

The production features BU students Nicolai Kabana, Tamaqua; Kate Mochnacz, Hillsboro, N.J.; Kelly Oberlin, Mifflinburg; and Titus O’Neil, Knoxville.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.