MAILED: Aug. 3, 2000
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire theater program will present six plays during the 2000-2001 academic year.
The theater season will kick off in October with "The House of Blue Leaves" by John Guare. Dick Nimke will direct. Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12-14 and 17-21, and 1:30 p.m. Oct. 22. All performances will be in the Kjer Theatre.
"The Velveteen Rabbit," by Margery Williams, dramatized by Scott Davidson and directed by Cheryl Starr, will tour schools in October and November.
Terry Allen will direct Martin McDonagh's "The Beauty Queen of Leenane." Performances are slated for 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7-9 and 12-16, and 1:30 p.m. Dec. 17 in Kjer Theatre.
"The Mother of Us All," composed by Virgil Thompson and directed by Bob Knight and Terry Allen, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22-24 and March 1-3, and 1:30 p.m. Feb. 25 in Gantner Concert Hall of Haas Fine Arts Center.
Cheryl Starr will direct "The Diary of Anne Frank," by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett. Performances are slated for 9 a.m. April 3, 5, 10, 12, 17 and 19 for schools. Public performances are planned for 7:30 p.m. April 19-21 and 1:30 p.m. April 22.
The season will end with "Kingdom Come," by Amlin Gray and directed by Dick Nimke. Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. May 2-5 and 8-12, and 1:30 p.m. May 6 in the Riverside Theatre of the Haas Fine Arts Center.
Also this season, the Fall Short Play Festival will be held at 4 and 8 p.m. Nov. 16, 17, 20 and 21 in the Riverside Theatre of the Haas Fine Arts Center; the Spring Short Play Festival is set for 4 and 8 p.m. April 23-26 in Kjer Theatre; and Danceworks 2001 is slated for 7:30 p.m. May 3-5 in Kjer Theatre.
Tickets for all shows will be available through the University Service Center located in Davies Center. For information about tickets and prices, call the University Service Center at 836-3727.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Aug. 4, 2000