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Actor/Playwright to Perform
One-person Play at UW-Eau Claire

MAILED: Jan. 22, 2003

         EAU CLAIRE  Actor and playwright John O'Neal will present his one-person play, "Don't Start Me to Talking or I'll Tell Everything I Know," Wednesday, Feb. 5, at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
         The Artists Series will present the show at 7:30 p.m. in Schofield Auditorium. The program will be signed for the deaf and hard of hearing.
         O'Neal has spent his professional life collecting and telling stories, bringing the language, ideas, and philosophy of specific communities to others. In this collection of tales and anecdotes, the folkloric character Junebug Jabbo Jones tells of his experiences growing up in Pike County, Miss., and about what happened when he left home to make his way in the big world. He recounts how his grandfather got even with a no-good politician, tells a humorous and touching story about coming of age in the 1950s, and talks about an old disc jockey displaced by "progress."
         The New Yorker magazine wrote that "the subtlety and strength of Mr. O'Neal's performance are something to behold; he is a very funny man and he is a great actor."
         Admission is $15 for the public; $13 for those 62 and older and UW System or Chippewa Valley Technical College faculty and staff; and $5 for those 17 and younger and UW System or CVTC students. Tickets are available at the University Service Center in Davies Center and will be sold at the door.
         Patrons may also charge their tickets to MasterCard or Visa when they order by phone. Call (715) 836-3727 — or, outside the immediate Eau Claire area, call toll-free (800) 949-UWEC. A $3 handling fee will be added to all telephone charge orders.
         Funded by the students of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, the Artists Series is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the state of Wisconsin. The program is administered by the Activities and Programs office.
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Updated: January 22, 2003