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UW-Green Bay Theatre and Dance - Student Directed Studio Productions 2017/2018

Sister Mary Ignatius Explains it All for You

One-act play by Christopher Durang
Directed by Kiersten Zangl (Senior Capstone Project)

Sister Mary Ignatius has happily been teaching children about the glories of Catholicism and the perils of sin and hellfire for years at her church. She directly addresses the audience, lecturing its members on her strict beliefs (while showing off her newest pupil, obedient young Thomas.) Sister Mary’s lecture takes a dark turn when four of her former pupils arrive to perform a religious pageant for her. Sister Mary is horrified to learn that one of her former students has become the happy mother of an illegitimate child, one is a content homosexual, and another has had two abortions. What’s a good shepherd to do when her flock has strayed so far from the path of righteousness? The results may surprise you. Deeply unsettling, yet absolutely hilarious, Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You examines sharp truths about human nature and religion.

December 8, 9, 2017  7:30 pm
Jean Weidner Theatre, Weidner Center for the Performing Arts

Boiling People in My Coffee

One-act play by Jonathan Yukich
Directed by Haley Ebinal

Faced with microscopic civilizations in their coffee and a corpse on their couch, a husband and wife attempt to cope with the loss of their son by reinventing the boundaries, rules, and nature of death. This short play is a ridiculous, comical, and dark examination of the unfairness and finality of dying.

February 1, 2, 3, 2018  - 7:30
Theatre Hall 110

Exit, Pursued By a Bear

One Act Play by Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Milayna Haushalter (Senior Capstone Project)

Nan has decided to teach her abusive husband Kyle a lesson. With the help of her friend Simon (acting as her emotional -- and actual -- cheerleader) and a stripper named Sweetheart, she tapes Kyle to a chair and forces him to watch as they re-enacts scenes from their painful past. In the piece de resistance, they plan to cover the room in meat and honey so Kyle will be mauled by a bear. Through this night of emotional trials and ridiculous theatrics, Nan and Kyle are both freed from their past in this smart, dark revenge comedy.

May 2 & 3
Jean Weidner Theatre, Weidner Center for the Performing Arts