Karen Richards is a recent graduate in Theatre Performance with a minor in Musical Theatre at The University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Recently, Karen has been seen on stage at the University Theatre as Lula/Almeta in Violet, Leata in Hair, Farmer’s Wife in Mother Courage, Gary Coleman in Avenue Q, One of the Twenty in Abigail 1702, Pauline in A Bright New Boise, Player/Priest in Hamlet and Vera Martin in She Kills Monsters. Some of her other credits include Effie White in Dreamgirls, Medda Larkin in Newsies and Pirate Maxine in How I became a Pirate, at NCC Summer Theatre, as well as Michelle in Johnny Carson’s Film Series’ “The Healing of Harman”. She is beyond elated to be back in Kearney working with Crane River Theater after appearing as Ursula in The Little Mermaid and Motormouth Maybelle in Hairspray two summers ago. She would also like to give a special thank you to my moms, Alice Heimann, Andrea Forbes, and friends for all their support over the years!