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UWMC Theatre will present its production of Stop Kiss at the UWMC Center for Civic Engagement Black Box Theatre
625 Stewart Avenue, Wausau WI, from February 4-6, 2012. Show are at 7:30 pm on Friday and Saturday and at 2:00 pm on Sunday. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for Seniors & Students, and free to UWMC Students. All tickets are general admission (but seriously, it’s a black box. There is no room for bad seats…)(On the other hand, seriously, it’s a black box. There’s not much room, period, so get there early…). Call the Office of Student Services at 715-261-6235 for tickets, or purchase them at the door.
As fair warning to those concerned, this show does include some explicit language. So leave the kids at home.
Although the central relationship in this show is a growing interest between two women, and the driving event in the action is an assault they suffer when they are seen kissing in public, this isn’t a show about homosexuality, or about gay-bashing. The New York Times’ Ben Brantley described it as, “a gentle, affectionate work, with a blithe sense of comedy that brings to mind early episodes of ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show.’ Imagine Rhoda and Mary slowly Read Full Article −>
The University of Wisconsin – Marathon County Theatre Department will be opening its 2011-2012 Season with the return of the Neo-Futurists and Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind. The experiment will run from Wednesday until Sunday, September 21-25, 2011, with shows at 6:30pm and 8:30pm from Wednesday through Saturday and at 2:00pm on Sunday. The experiment is being conducted in the UWMC Center for Civic Engagement Black Box Theatre. To get to the Black Box, go in the main doors on S. 7th Avenue, go straight ahead, past all the Main Stage entrances, and turn right.
You read that last paragraph, and all the words, individually, were fairly understandable; but they didn’t seem to say anything cohesive, right? There was some light, and a baby, and some neo-something or others, and an experiment, and a box, and the box might’ve been black, and blah, blah, blah…Wanna go ride bikes?
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The University of Wisconsin – Marathon County Theatre Department is seeking accommodations for their artist in residence from September 8, 2011, until September 22, 2011. For two weeks, you could play host to one of the most prolific playwrights on your block.
As you may recall, UWMC will open its 2011-2012 theater season with The Return of the Neo-Futurists and Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind. Chicago’s theater troupe The Neo-Furturists are the brainchild of writer, director, and performer Greg Allen. Their signature show, Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind (30 plays in 60 minutes), has been in continuous production since December 2, 1988. For perspective, that was the year you voted for Mike Dukakis. Or not. Allen is also the founder of the New York Neo-Futurists, whose production of Too Much Light… has been running since 2004.
Allen is also going to be UWMCs artist in residence for two weeks in September. He’s coming to town to assist with the UWMC interpretation of Too Much Light… and will be needing a place to crash when he’s not at the theater working with the production. That probably won’t amount to a lot of time, but even great artists appreciate a place to sleep and shower.
If you have some extra room and think it might be cool to have a playwright hanging out for a few nights in the fall, please contact Professor Sarah Rudolph at the University of Wisconsin – Marathon County Theatre Department via phone at 715-261-6290 or email at email@example.com
The University of Wisconsin – Marathon County Theatre Department’s 2011-2012 season has a little bit of everything. A little bit of Monica in my life, a little bit of Erica by my side, a little bit of….
Sorry. That won’t happen again.
Things open in September with The Return of the NEOFUTURISTS and TOO MUCH LIGHT MAKES THE BABY GO BLIND, a sort of theatrical free for all made up of short vignettes that got it’s start here this past fall. The new version will feature scripts written by UWMC students, adding another dimension of intrigue to an already intriguing theatrical experience. In November, they’ll take on nineteenth century Norwegian morality with Henrik Ibsen’s 1882 play, Ghosts. Of course, there’s a reason we’re still staging 19th century shows, and there will certainly be much more on that here when the time comes. With Stop Kiss in February, the UWMC Theatre Department will take on twentieth century American morality with this 1998 show about sexual mores and the human condition.
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"For never was a story of more woe Than this of Juliet and her Romeo." - William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, 5.3
The University of Wisconsin – Marathon County (UWMC) Theatre Department will be presenting William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet on April 8-10 and 14-16, 2011. Check the Shows page for times. This will be UWMC’s (somewhat long awaited) premier show in the all new UWMC Theatre in the Center for Civic Engagement at 625 Stewart Avenue, Wausau. This is the brand new building, not to be confused with the UWMC Auditorium.
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UWMC Main Building, Main Entrance
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Back in the day, the University of Wisconsin – Marathon County Theatre Program held it’s performances in the small, but serviceable, room 133 in the main UWMC building. A number of local theater groups have also done shows there, including CWCT, Oasis, and WCT. With seating for about 200 people, it’s a cozy, intimate venue well-suited for any number of potential shows.
When UWMC opened it’s UW Center for Civic Engagement building, though, with the beautiful new 365 seat theater and the good sized Black Box, a number of us in local theater stumbled over how to refer to the space that for so many years has been the UWMC Theatre. The little theater? “Oh, you mean the Black Box?” Fail. The old theater? How long does that work? Silliness, really.
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Yesterday on NPR, I heard a story about the Brooklyn Academy of Music and their upcoming season featuring Ibsen, Gogol, and Shakespeare. Apparently, ticket sales are brisk and audiences are clamoring to see classic theater.
This should come as no surprise to fans of theater in Wausau. Tonight and tomorrow, January 25 and 26, 2011, UWMC Theatre is holding auditions for William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet at 7:00 pm in the Black Box Theater in the new theater complex at the university. Performances will be on Friday and Saturday, April 8 and 9, 2011, and the following Thursday through Saturday, April 14, 15 and 16.
Right on the heels of those auditions, on Monday and Tuesday, February 7 and 8, 2011, Oasis Theater Ensemble will be holding auditions for their next show, It’s Greek To Me!, a presentation of two pieces from classic Greek theater. Act I will be Euripides’ The Trojan Women, an epic tragedy set at the end of the Trojan War, and Act II will be Lysistrata by Aristophanes, a comedy that’s surprisingly off-color for being 2400 years old!. Auditions are at 7:00pm at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 330 McClellan Street in Wausau, and show dates are April 28, 29, 30 and May 1, 2011.
So you don’t need to go to Brooklyn to enjoy classic theater. As usual, we’re ahead of the cultural curve here in Wausau. And you don’t need to be Alan Rickman or Geoffrey Rush to appear on the classical stage. You just need to show up at UWMC tonight or tomorrow, or be at St. John’s Episcopal Church in a couple of weeks.
Be there, or be out of the cultural loop.