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UW's Production of FUR Begins Oct. 16

Oct. 11, 2007 -- The University of Wyoming Associated Students of the Performing Arts and the UW Department of Theatre and Dance presents “FUR,” a surreal fairytale about beauty, identity and desire, Oct. 16-20 in the Fine Arts Center studio theatre.

All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the door. The cost is $5 for students and $10 for others.

Written by Migdalia Cruz, “FUR” centers on Citrona, a young woman who is involved in a bizarre love triangle with Michael, a pet shop owner, and Nena, a beautiful animal trapper.

As they attempt to manipulate each other to obtain the object of their affection, they realize that getting what they want can also be costly.

UW student Anna Austin Brownsted, of Dallas, Texas, directs the play.

“‘FUR’ is a strangely beautiful play with many themes that interest me: Beauty, desire, power and the other,” says Brownsted. “Migdalia Cruz presents profound concepts in an entertaining fashion without being didactic.”

She adds, “I identify with Cruz’s style -- lyrical yet honest, full of darkly comedic moments, with the fantastical taken at face value.”

Cruz will participate in a production talk-back following the Oct. 17 performance and present a guest lecture and workshop while in residency at UW.

Posted on Thursday, October 11, 2007


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