University Theatre to present 'Censored on Final Approach'


Sept. 21, 2022 - University Theatre at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls will present “Censored on Final Approach” by Phylis Ravel as a staged reading September 30 and October 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Blanche Davis Theatre in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building. 

Between 1942 and 1944, at the height of World War II, more than a thousand women left their homes and jobs for the opportunity of a lifetime -- to become the first in history to fly for the U.S. military. They volunteered as civilian pilots in an experimental Army Air Corps program to see if women could serve as pilots and relieve men for overseas duty. These women became the Women Airforce Service Pilots, better known as the WASPs. Under the determined leadership of Jacqueline Cochran, Nancy Harkness Love, and General Henry "Hap" Arnold, the WASPs exceeded beyond all expectations. “Censored on Final Approach,” by the late Wisconsin playwright Ravel, retells their challenging and heroic story.

UWRF Stage and Screen Arts program alumna Becca Donley will be directing. Cast members include Olivia Denninger, Ella Guse, Meredith Bowermaster, Mary Rother, Saga Jakupcak, Billy Chester, Luke Dovenmuehler, Madison Miller, Sydney Traynor, and Sophie Hilo.

Admission is free, and no tickets are required. Doors open at 7 p.m. 

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