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Encore Performance of The 'M' Word Sold Out

February 6, 2008 — A special encore performance of "The ‘M' Word," one of five finalists at the Region VII 2008 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF), is sold out.

The play, an original University of Wyoming production written by professor and playwright-in-residence William Missouri Downs and directed by professor Lee Hodgson, is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, on the main stage at the Fine Arts Center.

"The ‘M' Word" is a darkly comic look at UW 10 years after Matthew Shepard's murder. It examines the collision between perception and reality while also poking fun at campus politics.

The other KCACTF regional finalists are "The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail," Colorado State University; "Noh Telling," Central Washington University; "Convention," Western Washington University; and "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," University of Northern Colorado.

The winner of the regional competition will advance to the KCACTF National Festival in April at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

The regional festival, which is part of the Kennedy Center's annual competition for student actors, directors and playwrights representing colleges and universities nationwide, begins Feb. 18 and runs through Feb. 22 on the UW campus.

Region VII of the KCACTF comprises Wyoming, Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Montana and Washington.

For more information on the regional event at UW, go to the Web site

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