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7:30 p.m. 

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7:30 p.m. 

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2:30 p.m. 

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7:30 p.m. 

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7:30 p.m. 

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7:30 p.m. 

*Late Night in the Phog takes place on this date and may affect traffic and parking for this performance. Visit the Parking Conflicts page for more information.

Ticket Prices

Adults - $20
Children - $10
Senior Citizens - $15
KU Faculty/Staff - $15
KU Students - $15 ($10 if purchased in advance)

by Chelsea Marcantel

William Inge Memorial Theatre

Classic tunes from the ‘80s and ‘90s fill the air of dingy bar after dingy bar culminating on a glamorous LA stage where everyone–well, almost everyone–pulls for the dark horse contestant in an air guitar competition. This comedy focuses on individualism as well as the challenge of fitting in as a newb in a group that exudes coolness. Through the art of air guitar, characters discover their authentic selves in big hair, studded wristbands, and ripped t-shirts. Sure to be a hot ticket, Airness promises rivalry, glorious ridiculousness, and genuine joy. It’s a lifestyle for the competitors and great escapism for the audience.

This production includes adult language and themes. It may not be appropriate for all audiences. It includes loud music and use of moving and flashing lights.

Directed by Jonah Greene
Scenic Design by Kelly Vogel
Costume Design by Rana Esfandiary
Lighting Design by Nicole McKinney
Sound Design by Alex Weston
Dramaturgy by Jenny Sledge Harris
Stage Management by Bailey Dobbins


Shreddy Eddy - Elijah Olson
Golden Thunder - Diego Rivera-Rodriguez
Facebender - Asher Suski
Cannibal Queen - Jillian Wilson
The Nina - Lauren Smith
D Vicious - Lane Barrette
Announcer & others - Haley Cogbill

Patron Information

  • Due to the intimate nature of the Inge Theatre there will be no late seating for this production. Airness runs approximately 100 minutes and is presented without an intermission.
  • All patrons must wear a mask while attending performances. Vaccinations are strongly encouraged for all patrons. Visit Protect KU for more information.
  • All drinking fountains in Murphy Hall have been turned off. Patrons are encouraged to bring reusable water bottles. A filling station is now available in the main lobby.

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