Stage productions ranging from Tony Kushner's Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Angels In America" to Henrik Ibsen's classic "A Doll House" will be offered for the 1999 2000 performance season by students, staff, and faculty members of the University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance.
This year also marks the department's third annual Gladys Crane Mountain Plains Film Festival, Sept. 17 19. The Gladys Crane Mountain Plains Film Festival will feature films that deal with diversity and the changing attitudes that affect the way we think about our culture and ourselves. The festival always looks for unconstrained contemporary films that challenge the status quo, and at the same time expand our understanding of the assets of the West and how these assets can inspire free thought and expression.
Expanding the Western Vision is the festival's mission and goal. This fall's program will show new feature, short, documentary, and animated films and will again close with a vertical dance presentation accompanied by original music at Vedauwoo, a U.S. Forest Service recreation area east of Laramie. UW may be one of only two schools in the nation to offer vertical dance.
Tickets are available Sept. 1 for the film festival at $6 for adults and $4 for students. Discounted ticket packages are also available.
The 1999-2000 play schedule:
-- "Angels In America, Part One: Millennium Approaches," by Tony Kushner and directed by UW theatre department staff member Harry Woods. Oct. 8 13 on the Fine Arts Center main stage.
-- "Mere Mortals," by David Ives and directed by UW theatre professor Leigh Selting. Nov. 16 21 on the Fine Arts Center main stage.
-- "Orpheus In The Underworld," by Jacques Offenbach and directed by Larry Hensel and conducted by Michael Griffith, both UW Department of Music faculty members. Feb. 11 13 and 17 19 on the Fine Arts Center main stage.
-- "A Doll House," by Henrik Ibsen and directed by UW theatre associate professor William Missouri Downs. Mar. 28 Apr. 2 on the Fine Arts Center main stage.
-- "DANCE Y2K," choreographed by Margaret Stalder and Fred Mann, both UW theatre and dance faculty members. May 2 6 on the Fine Arts Center main stage.
All performances begin at 8 p.m.; or may have 2 p.m. matinees.
Season tickets for the Department of Theatre and Dance performance season are $40 per person for adults, and $30 per person for seniors. Individual tickets are $9 for adults, $7 for seniors and $4 for UW students.
For more information, call the Fine Arts Center box office at (307) 766-6666 or the Wyoming Union ASUW ticket office at (307) 766-3327.
Posted on Monday, July 26, 1999