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News Archive|Department of Theatre and Dance

Original Comedy Closes UW Summer Theatre Season

July 2, 2007 -- The University of Wyoming's Snowy Range Summer Theatre and Dance Festival theatre season closes with an original comedy written and directed by William Missouri Downs, UW playwright-in-residence and professor.

"Kosher Lutherans," runs Tuesday, July 10, through Saturday, July 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center studio theatre. Tickets cost $5 for students, $8 for senior citizens (60 and older) and $10 for others. For tickets call the Fine Arts Center box office at (307) 766-6666 or go online at

Kosher Lutherans centers on Sally and Franklyn, the seemingly perfect couple who desperately want to have a child of their own, but are unable to do so.

As the couple begins to wonder if they'll ever become parents, they have a chance encounter with a God-fearing pregnant girl from Iowa who offers to let the couple adopt her out-of-wedlock baby.

Just before the adoption papers are signed, Sally and Franklyn discover the girl is unaware that they are Jewish. Knowing the revelation could throw a ratchet into the whole works, the couple poses as Lutherans to appeal to the girl's apparent Midwestern sensibilities. But how far are they willing to go to have a family?

Wolf J. Sherrill and Anna Brownsted, back, look on as actress Rachel Rosenfeld contemplates signing papers during a rehearsal for a new University of Wyoming theatre production. The original comedy, written and directed by UW's William Missouri Downs, runs July 10-14 and is the final play in this year's Snowy Range Summer Theatre and Dance Festival. (UW Photo)

Posted on Monday, July 02, 2007


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