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News Archive|Department of Theatre and Dance

UW's 'Art' Production Features Guest Artists

June 22, 2005 -- The University of Wyoming's Snowy Range Summer Theatre and Dance Festival continues with Yasmina Reza's one-act comedy about the follies of art and friendship.

"Art," directed by Andrew M. Segal, runs July 5-9 at 7:30 p.m. in the UW Fine Arts Studio Theatre. Tickets are $10 per person, $8 for seniors and $5 for students. For tickets and information call (307) 766-6666 or visit the Web page at www.uwyo.edu/finearts.

The play features three old friends who fight over the value of an expensive, seemingly all-white painting one of them has purchased. Winner of the 1998 Tony Award for Best Play, "Art" debuted 1994 in Paris, has been translated into more than 20 languages and has had successful runs from London's West End to Broadway. The production also is a favorite among performers, such as actors Albert Finney, George Wendt, Judd Hirsch and Alan Alda.

The UW production features actors Michael Boatman, "Carter" from ABC Television's "Spin City," whose credits range from Broadway, television and film productions; John Mayer, an actor, director and an associate professor at California State University-Stanislaus; and Wolf J. Sherrill, a UW assistant professor of acting. Before coming to UW, Wolf performed in regional and repertory companies, taught, and did commercial work.

Segal is the guest director. He has performed from Montana to Broadway and also co-founded Youth Opportunities Unlimited and WindRiver Productions.

Posted on Wednesday, June 22, 2005

 

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