UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
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.
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.
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.
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.
Follow Alice down the rabbit hole in this imaginative and immersive adaptation of Lewis Carroll's classic. Fun for the entire family.
We also have two past productions available for streaming:
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.
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.