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Last update: 4/23/08
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'The Sleeper' caps off UW-Green Bay student theater season
"She's someone who had been leading a safe, sheltered life, then 9/11 jolts her out of that and she suddenly becomes aware of what's around her," said director John Mariano.
The one-act features a cast of seven, with four actors taking on main roles and the others each playing several characters, Mariano said. With such a small cast, it features some of the top student talent at UW-Green Bay.
"It's a play that kind of disarms you by being a very funny play, but there are a lot of ideas in it that people will be thinking about after the fact," Mariano said. "It's really more about how that event (9/11) has affected people on a personal level. (It's) what happens if you allow your fear to control your decisions and your thinking and what it takes to overcome that."
"The Sleeper" was first produced in 2004. Playwright Catherine Butterfield says it's "a dark and slightly zany comedy."
Butterfield, who is currently producing the CBS primetime drama "Ghost Whisperer" with Jennifer Love Hewitt, also wrote the plays "Joined at the Head," "Where Truth Lies," and "Snowing at Delphi."
Through the humor, the audience can come away with new ideas on the perceptions of world around us, Mariano said.
"I like plays that pose a lot of questions for you to think over," he said. "I don't like plays that should tell you what to think. This play doesn't do that."
Due to adult content the play is not recommended for children.
Members of the cast include:
Student assistants include:
Faculty credits include scenic designer Jeff Entwistle, costume designer Kaoime Mallow and technical director Mike Ingraham.
Tickets for "The Sleeper" are $15 in advance and $18 at the door for adults; $12 in advance and $15 at the door for seniors and those under 18; and $10 for UW-Green Bay students. Tickets are available by calling (920) 465-2217 or (800) 328-8587, or in person at University Ticketing Services located in the University Union on the campus at 2420 Nicolet Dr. Tickets are available online at www.uwgb.edu/tickets. The box office at the theater is open 90 minutes prior to the performances.
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