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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
NEWS RELEASE
News Bureau • Schofield Hall 201Eau Claire, WI 54702
phone: (715) 836-4741
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UW-Eau Claire Theatre Announces
2001-2002 Schedule
MAILED: Aug. 27, 2001

         EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire theatre program will present five plays during the 2001-2002 academic year.
         “A 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.
         Dick 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.
         “Death 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 Riverside Theatre.
         Cheryl 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 Theatre.
         The 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.
         Also 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.
         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 (715) 836-3727.
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Updated: Aug. 27, 2001