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Published February 20, 2023
The Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts Special Events, in conjunction with the University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance, will host The Acting Company in a 50th anniversary touring production of “The Three Musketeers.”
The one-night-only performance is at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, in the UW College of Arts and Sciences auditorium.
Tickets are $18 for the public, $15 for senior citizens and $10 for students. To purchase tickets, visit the Performing Arts box office, call (307) 766-6666 or go online at www.tix.com/ticket-sales/uwyo/6984. UW faculty and staff members, and military personnel can purchase tickets at a discounted rate. To receive the discount, visit the Performing Arts box office between noon-6 p.m. Monday-Friday or call (307) 766-6666.
An inspiring tale filled with laughter and adventure, “The Three Musketeers” is a reminder that courage, honesty and valor can change the world. The world-premiere adaptation, written by Kirsten Childs from the original novel by Alexandre Dumas and directed by Kent Gash, was commissioned by The Acting Company. It draws inspiration from a secret -- that Dumas’ father, Gen. Alex Dumas, was the highest-ranking person of color in a Western military until our own time.
The Acting Company adaptation mashes up waltz with spoken word and court drama with high-fashion hip-hop to shed new light and importance on the story.
“What excites me about ‘The Three Musketeers’ is that it is a raucous, dynamic, visceral, exciting production -- boys sort of growing up into being men -- and how we need to ultimately take responsibility for each other,” Gash says. “It is so much about brotherhood and honor and care than it is just a great adventure story.”
Performers include Torée Alexandre, Zoe Anastassiou, Edwin Brown III, Darius Deon, Sam Encarnación, Max Gonzalez, Ty Hawthorne, Travis Raeburn, Christopher Then, William Watkins, Eunice Woods and Caro Zeller.
About The Acting Company
The Acting Company brings professional productions and education programs, in-school residencies and teacher training workshops to thousands of audience members and students in underserved communities and schools each year.
The company is the only professional theater organization principally dedicated to the development of young classical actors. Since 1972, productions by the Tony Award-winning company have been seen by more than 4 million people nationally and internationally, on and off Broadway, and at leading resident theaters, including the Guthrie Theater, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and New York City Center.
The company has launched the careers of nearly 500 actors, including Lisa Banes, Jimonn Cole, Frances Conroy, Kelley Curran, Keith David, Harriet Harris, Kevin Kline, Hamish Linklater, Patti LuPone, Jesse L. Martin, Mary Lou Rosato, Roslyn Ruff, Lorraine Toussaint, Rainn Wilson and Jeffrey Wright.
Among the many accolades The Acting Company has received are the 2003 Tony Award for Excellence in the Theater and the 2019 Audelco Award for Best Play for its production of Nambi Kelley’s “Native Son,” which was directed by Seret Scott.
Several new works have been commissioned by the company.
For more information, call Kathy Kirkaldie, UW Fine Arts coordinator, at (307) 766-2160 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.