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Up Next on the University Theatre Stage...
A Christmas Carol
Join us for this community favorite produced by Kathie Bundy Productions in partnership with the UW Manitowoc Theatre program.
Performances Saturday, December 16 at 7:30 and Sunday, December 17 at 2:00PM.
Tickets are just $12 and you can Order Tickets Here!
Complete Show Listing
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Auditions: Lovers & Executioners
Monday, December 18 @ 7PM or Tuesday, December 19 @ 7PM; Format: Cold Reading From The Script
Rehearsals: February 5-March 15. Performances: March 16, 17, 23, 24 and 25
This "startlingly modern" tale about attempted murder and a woman's revenge concerns a husband who discovers evidence that his wife has been unfaithful. He abandons her on a desert isle, expecting her to die. But she escapes and returns three years later disguised as a man. She manages to have herself appointed judge and promptly brings her husband to trial for the murder of his wife. Calling the play "funny, grim, superb" the Washington Post wrote: "Strand's very free adaptation is like the best comedy, wild yet precise. He's dared to translate Montfleury's 17th-century poetry into 20th-century verse, and the language rollicks along from comic anachronism to melancholy aphorism." Keeping certain conventions of the genre, such as the commedia dell'arte-inspired comedy, the play focuses on the very serious questions of justice and revenge. It features a superb leading-actress breeches role and a coup de theatre ending. "Darkly hilarious, brightly poetic and emotionally scary," said Washington City Paper." It's easy to imagine Lovers and Executioners having a long life on the repertory circuit in this country and Britain."
Roles for four men and three women of varying ages.
Drama Improv Club Students
For information about the various student activities in drama, go to the Drama Improv Club Students page. Crew opportunities for fall are listed in that section.
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