MAILED: Aug. 27, 2001
EAU CLAIRE — The
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire theatre program will present five plays
during the 2001-2002 academic year.
Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” will begin the theatre season in
October. Terry Allen will direct the play, which is based on the book by Burt
Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.
Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18-20 and 23-27, 9 a.m. Oct. 23,
and 1:30 p.m. Oct. 28. All performances will be in Kjer Theatre.
Nimke will direct Euripides’ “Medea.” Performances are set for 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 6-8 and 12-15 and 1:30 p.m. Dec. 9 in Riverside Theatre.
and the Maiden,” written by Ariel Dorfman and directed by Terry Allen, will be
presented at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27-March 2 and March 5-9 and 1:30 p.m. March 10 in
Starr will direct “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” adapted from
Shakespeare’s famous play by Shakespeare for Kidz. School performances begin
at 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. March 19 and 21 and April 2, 4, 9, and 11. Public
performances begin at 7:30 p.m. April 4-6 and 1:30 p.m. April 6-7 in Kjer
season will end with Steve Martin’s “Picasso at the Lapin Agile,” directed
by Dick Nimke. Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. May 2-4 and 8-11 and 1:30 p.m.
May 5 in Riverside Theatre.
this season, the Fall Short Play Festival, featuring one-act plays directed by
students, will be held at 4 and 8 p.m. Nov. 15-16 and 19-20 in Kjer Theatre. The
New Playwrights Festival, which features original student-written scripts, is
set for April 16-19 in Kjer Theatre.
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 (715) 836-3727.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Aug. 27, 2001