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UW-Eau Claire Presents
Short Play Festival
MAILED: Nov. 19, 1997|
EAU CLAIRE -- The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Short Play Festival will show off the talents of young actors and directors as it continues through Nov. 21 in the Riverside Theatre of the Fine Arts Center. The festival began Nov. 17.
Plays being performed from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, include "The Last Yankee," set in the waiting room of a psychiatric hospital, directed by Karen L. Ryden, Wauwatosa; "Squirrels," set in a writer's office, directed by Joel Aggerholm, Fall Creek, with assistant director Shaun Mader, Cedarburg; and "Thymus Vulgaris," set in a trailer park in Palmdale, Calif., directed by Shannon Meyer, Grantsburg.
"Upper Control," set in the den of a Florida home, directed by Kirsten Lindsey, Cadott; "The Sausage Eaters," set in an apartment in a large city, directed by Scott Peterson, New Brighton; and "Unprogrammed," set in a bar, park bench and cafe, directed by Emily Kerr, Woodbury, Minn., will be presented from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov.19, and 8-10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20
Also, "The Indian Wants The Bronx," set in the bus stop on upper Fifth Avenue in New York City, directed by Israel Horovitz, Eau Claire; and "Tom and Jerry," set in various places in Chicago and Florida, directed by Alfredo Narciso, Eau Claire, will be performed from 8-10 p.m. Wednesday, Nov.19, and 4-6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21.
The plays feature thought provoking, clever and funny themes, festival organizers say. For example, "The Last Yankee," features the conversation of two men in a hospital waiting room waiting for their wives. They share their accomplishments, misconceptions and pain. In "Unprogrammed," George, a computer programmer, thinks he has a computer program that will figure out how any woman will react in any situation.
Admission is $2. For additional ticket information, call the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Nov. 19, 1997