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Uncommon Women

Uncommon Women and Others by Wendy Wasserstein

Directed by Laura Riddle

Five graduates of the class of’72 of Mt. Holyoke College, a private women’s college, are briefly reunited for lunch in 1978.  An extraordinary group of distinct individuals, these friends and former classmates meet to catch up and reminisce. Their memories of college, simultaneously touching, outrageous and and idealistic, are seen in flashback scenes as they compare their dreams and expectations with where their choices have actually led them. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Wendy Wasserstein’s play continues to hold meaning for women coming of age and preparing to face the world after college at a time of great social change.
Recommended for Mature Audiences

October 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Jean Weidner Theatre, Weidner Center for the Performing Arts

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Spring Awakening

Spring Awakening, a musical based on the play by Frank Weidekind

Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater
Music by Duncan Sheik

Directed by John Mariano
Musical Direction by Courtney Sherman
Choreography by Denise Carlson Gardner

Winner of 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, SPRING AWAKENING is a pop/rock musical adaptation of Frank Wedekind's 1891 expressionist play about teenage rebellion and sexual discovery. Weidekind’s words and themes still resonate in their depiction of passion and the transition into adulthood. With little change to Weidekind’s controversial script, the new original score finds a perfect balance between the 19th Century setting and an edgy modern attitude.   
Rated R, for stong language and adult content. Recommended for mature audiences

November 20, 21, 22, 2014 at 7:30 pm
Movember 22, 2014 at 3:00 pm

University Theatre, Theatre Hall

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Dance Works

Months on End, a comedy by Craig Pospisil

Directed by John Mariano

In a series of comic scenes—one for each month of the year—we follow the intertwined worlds of a circle of friends and family whose lives are poised between happiness and heartbreak. The scenes include an engaged couple with cold feet, a romantic proposal gone awry, a wedding day meltdown, a commencement speech that derails into a hysterical tirade, a marriage in peril after a mishap with a Beatles collectible, and distant brothers who finally find common ground in their failed relationships.

February 26, 27, 28, 2015 and March 4, 5, 6, 7, 2015 at 7:30 pm

Jean Weidner Theatre, Weidner Center for the Performing Arts

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Dance Works

DanceWorks, a dance concert

Directed by Denise Carlson-Gardner
Join us as we celebrate dance in a concert of faculty and student choreography representing a diverse medley of styles.
March 28 , 2015 at 7:30 pm and,  March 29, 2015 at 3:00 pm
University Theatre, Theatre Hall
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Dance Works

The Forward Phoenix New Play Project Presents

The Collegiate Sisterhood of Lake Pawtuckaway

Written and Directed by Peter Ullian

Over the Fourth of July weekend, a group of college friends gather at a secluded lake house. On the weekend that would have marked their first anniversary, Honoré has invited her friends to be with her as she mourns the loss of her spouse, Sammie, whose mysterious disappearance was believed to be a swimming accident at the lake house. Delia is writing a screenplay and cajoling her friends to play parts written for them in a movie she hopes to record and edit on her iPhone. Lindsey can't understand why the others are upset that she has brought her boyfriend, who happens to make great sandwiches.

The very nature of reality is brought into question when Honoré experiences a supernatural encounter and unexpected visitors bring startling revelations. A comedy/drama about identity and the nature of love, The Collegiate Sisterhood of Lake Pawtuckaway asks if love can transcend not only mortality, but reality itself. We are pleased to announce the title of the final production of the UW-Green Bay Theatre & Dance Mainstage Season.

Supported through the generous donations of our First Nighters, our guest artist in residence, Peter Ullian will be working on the development of this script throughout the semester

New York playwright, Peter Ullian, will be in residence collaborating with UWGB students and faculty. The semester-long project will include readings of an original work in progress and culminate in a fully realized premiere production. A member of The Dramatists Guild, Ullian’s work includes the book for the musical, Flight of the Lawnchair Man, directed by Hal Prince andnominated for a Barrymore Award for Outstanding New Play.His play Big Bossman has just been published by Broadway Play Publishing, Inc.

April 24, 25, 30, May 1, 2, 2015 at 7:30 pm

University Theatre, Theatre Hall

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