UW-River Falls Theatre Presents 'Ancient Wings: A Crane's Story'

April 12, 2013--The University of Wisconsin-River Falls University Theatre will present the play "Ancient Wings: A Crane's Story" April 25-27 and May 2-4 at 7:30 p.m. with a 3 p.m. matinee April 27 in the Davis Theatre of the Kleinpell Fine Arts building.   

The play is an original script conceived by UWRF theatre Professor Robin Murray and developed collaboratively with students, citizens and faculty from all over the St. Croix Valley. The story follows the parallel lives of a young girl, her grandmother, and a Sandhill Crane. Puppets of multiple scale and type, along with dancers help tell their stories.      

Tickets are $10/adults, $8/seniors 60+ and $5/students and children. Tickets can be purchased over the phone at 715-425-3114 or from the University Theatre Box Office in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, beginning April 15, and one hour prior to performances. The production lasts approximately an hour and a half and is appropriate for ages 5 and up.   

Several additional events are scheduled in conjunction with the production:

  • Friday, April 26, noon-1:30 p.m., Trimbelle River Room, University Center, "Potatoes, Handbags, and Cranes Worldwide," a Brown Bag conversation with Jeb Barzen, director of field biology at the International Crane Foundation. Free and open to the public.
  • Friday, April 26, immediately following the 7:30 p.m. performance, "The Intersection of the Performing Arts and Science," a post show discussion with Jeb Barzen, director of field biology at the International Crane Foundation.
  • Saturday, April 27, immediately following the 3 p.m. matinee, "Pet a Puppet." Puppeteers will bring out the puppets to see up close.   

For more information, email or call the Box Office at 715-425-3114.


Photo cutline: UWRF Professor Robin Murray, center, shows off one the crane puppets to be used in the upcoming play, "Ancient Wings: A Crane's Story." Community members, students, and staff came together for two work sessions April 6 and 7 to prepare puppets for the play.

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