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University Theater Argonautika

(L-R) UWRF students Brooke Hafner of St. Paul, Minn., (Athena); Mitchell Bugni of Hudson (Jason); and Jana Knudsen of Prior Lake, Minn., (Hera) rehearse for “Argonautika” by Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman March 7-9 and March 14-16 at UW-River Falls.

University Theatre performs ‘Argonautika’


February 21, 2019 --University Theatre at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls will perform “Argonautika” by Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman March 7-9 and March 14-16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Blanche Davis Theatre in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building.

“Argonautika” is a modern theatrical retelling of the ancient myth of Jason and the Argonauts. Guided by goddesses, Jason gathers a band of heroes for an epic quest to capture the Golden Fleece. On this “first journey of the world,” the crew encounters kings, sirens, nymphs, sea monsters, and one heartsick sorceress. It is an epic journey of love and loss, hubris and honor, danger and adventure.

The play is directed by UWRF Stage and Screen Arts instructor Kathy Welch.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors (60+) and $5 for students with UWRF ID and others under 18. The Box Office, located in Kleinpell Fine Arts, is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. beginning February 28. On performance nights, the Box Office opens at 6:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in person, by phone at 715-425-3114, or online at marketplace.uwrf.edu.

Cast list:
Brooke Hafner , St. Paul, Minn., Athena
Jana Knudsen, Prior Lake, Minn., Hera
Mitchell Bugni, Hudson, Jason
Gina Strzyzewski, Manitowoc, Idmon
Trevor Heim-Prechter, Green Bay, Meleager
Natalie Watters, St. Paul, Minn., Castor
Kendall Koll, St. Paul, Minn., Pollux
Lindsey Pennel, Osceola, Tiphys
Ben Larson, St. Paul, Minn., Hercules
Grace Koppen, Lakeland, Minn., Hylas/Goddess of the Desert 1
Veronica Anuforo, Stillwater, Minn., Atalanta
Sam Jacobson, St. Paul, Minn., Uncle of Meleager
Elijah Gallenberg, River Falls, Polyphemus/Styrus/Ensemble
Jan Rozumalski, Luck,  Zetes/Apsyrtos/Phineas/Ensemble
Connor Clark, St. Paul, Minn., Euphemos/King Amycus/Ensemble
Flora Sherr-Nelson, Stillwater, Minn., Dymas/Boreus/Ensemble
Audra LePage, Superior, Medea
Tyler Franklin, River Falls, Pelias/Aeetes/Ensemble
Mackenzie Newkirk, Menomonie, Lemnos Woman 1/Aphrodite /Ensemble
Bailey Hudak, Medford, Lemnos Woman 2/Cepheus/Colchian Messenger/Eros/Ensemble
Cassie Larson, Owatonna, Minn., Lemnos Woman 3/Andromeda/Goddess of the Desert 2/Ensemble
Josée Axberg, North Branch, Minn., Lemnos Woman 4/Meleager's Mother/Asterion/Dryope/ Ensemble