UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

University Theatre

2022-23 Season

Censored on Final Approach

By Phylis Ravel
A Staged Reading Directed by Becca Donley


Between 1942 and 1944, at the height of WWII, 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 US 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 WASP. Censored on Final Approach, by the late Wisconsin playwright Dr. Phylis Ravel, retells their challenging and heroic story.

 

September 30 and October 1, 7:30 PM
Blanche Davis Theatre, Kleinpell Fine Arts Building

Free Admission, no tickets required
 

Please note: This is not a fully staged production. Performers are reading (in character) from scripts, and there is minimal stage dressing and there are no costumes.

 

The 39 Steps

By Patrick Barlow
Masquers Student Production, Directed by Devon Sundt
 

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python, and you have the intriguing, thrilling, riotous and unmissable comedy. The show hurtles a notorious fugitive and a spellbound blonde from a London music hall north by northwest to Scotland's most remote highlands. Will they save Britain from a den of devious spies? A cast of four actors plays over 150 characters in this fast-paced tale of an ordinary man on an extraordinarily entertaining adventure.

February 1-4, 7:30 PM
Blanche Davis Theatre, Kleinpell Fine Arts Building

Free Admission. Tickets required. Ticketing information coming soon.

 

Miss Havisham

Adapted and Directed by Dr. Kathy Welch


Inspired by the characters in Charles Dickens' Great Expectations, Miss Havisham explores a tortured mind bent on a twisted form of vengeance. This short filed play utilizes stylized movement, original music, and creative cinematic techniques.

 

Red Carpet Premiere Screening:  February 16, 7:30 PM
Blanche Davis Theatre, Kleinpell Fine Arts Building

Free Admission, no tickets required
 

Alice in Wonderland

Adapted and Directed by Dr. Kathy Welch
 

Follow Alice down the rabbit hole in this imaginative and immersive adaptation of Lewis Carroll's classic. Fun for the entire family.

 

March 30 & 31, April 1, 7:30 PM
Matinees April 1 & 2, 12:00 PM

Blanche Davis Theatre, Kleinpell Fine Arts Building
Ticketing information coming soon.
 

We also have two past productions available for streaming:

Tempest Screen formatwith URL

The Tempest

by William Shakespeare
Directed By Kathy Welch

A powerful magician in exile creates a great storm that shipwrecks enemies on a magical island filled with mysterious sprites. Funny, wistful, vengeful and poignant, the play explores what it is to be human.

We performed for a limited live audience Oct. 28-30, 2021. Because we could only invite a small audience, we also filmed an entire live performance for you to enjoy. 

Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aNNGQTV5Lo
 
Link to The Tempest playbill

 

 

Mary Frankenstein

by Kathy Welch
Directed by Kathy Welch

Because we couldn't bring you a live show last year, we created a filmed version of Mary Frankenstein, a new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic novel, Frankenstein, by SASA Instructor Kathy Welch.

About the production:
Mary Frankenstein, an ambitious medical student, toils to answer the bold questions of science to heal her grieving heart. When her creation stirs to life, she runs away in terror and Mary’s refusal to nurture the unfortunate creature ends in tragedy.

The production team used a variety of film and theatrical techniques including shadow work and puppetry to create this highly stylized and unique production. The film was shot in Syse Theatre which was converted to a film studio for the purpose. Faculty and students learned interesting new ways of bringing theatre to audiences, while observing proper COVID-19 prevention measures.

Watch it here: https://youtu.be/SOduHRu3pSA
 
Below are two trailers to give you a taste:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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