UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
A Staged Reading with Original Epilogue
Directed by Dr. Dean Yohnk
Matthew Wayne Shepard was a gay college student at the University of Wyoming who was beaten, tortured, and left to die on a fence near Laramie on the night of October 6, 1998. This brutal gay hate crime galvanized people from various perspectives across the nation and world and brought attention to the need for hate crime legislation at the state and federal levels. Now, 20 years later, we consider the lasting impact of Shepard’s murder and its aftermath in this new staged reading with an original epilogue.
By Greg Banks
Directed by Kathy Welch
Adventurers wanted! Journey with us to Sherwood Forest where we will join Robin and his band of Merry Makers in this swashbuckling and hilarious adaptation of the medieval tale of good versus evil. This audience participation comedy is best enjoyed by audiences 6 years old and up.
By Mark Landon Smith and Charles Dickens
Masquers Production, Directed by Becca Donley
In this witty adaptation, the members of the fictitious Styckes-Upon-Thump Repertory Theatre Company are embarking on their fifteenth annual farewell tour of the Dickens tale. When the company’s diva feigns illness, this merry troupe of over-the-hill and upstart actors carries on. Mayhem ensues as the company struggles to keep the show going while everything goes hilariously wrong.
Directed by Joy Amel
Join us for a Valentine’s Day cabaret as we explore the loves and losses of our lives through song. Bring someone you love (or loathe) and let us take you on a musical journey from Porter to present. (This show is the culmination of the Stage and Screen Arts Department’s “Creating a Musical” class.)
Dance Theatre’s Spring Concert is a unique blend of choreographic styles ranging from traditional ethnic dance forms to interactive technology and contemporary modern. Created by faculty, students, and professional guest choreographers.
By Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Kathy Welch
This reimagining of the classic myth of Orpheus is told through the eyes of its heroine. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love. Contemporary characters, ingenious plot twists, and an immersive audience experience ensure a fresh take on a timeless love story. (May not be suitable for younger audiences.)