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UW Theatre and Dance Presents Summer Festival

May 18, 2010 -- The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance presents an entertaining performance season with the 2010 Snowy Range Summer Theatre and Dance Festival during June and July.

Established in 2005, the combined festival is an outgrowth of UW's longstanding summer theatre program and its annual dance festival.

The 2010 festival offers three full-length plays: John Ford Noonan's quirky comedy, "A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking" (June 8-12); Richard Greenberg's award-winning seriocomedy, "Three Days of Rain" (June 22-26); and Noel Coward's classic comedy-of-manners, "Private Lives" (July 6-10).

The festival continues in late July with two dance concerts, the free "Dance Festival Student Showcase Concert" (July 21) and the "Dance Festival Gala Concert" (July 24).

All theatre performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Studio Theatre. Both dance performances will be held in the Arts and Sciences auditorium, with the Dance Festival Student Showcase Concert beginning at 7 p.m. and the Dance Festival Gala Concert beginning at 4 p.m. Tickets for theatre cost $10 for the public, $8 for senior citizens and $5 for students. Dance performance tickets cost $12 at the door or $10 pre-purchased.

For tickets and information call (307) 766-6666 or go online at

"We're excited to be able to offer another season of terrific dance and theatre to the community," says UW Theatre and Dance Assistant Professor John O'Hagan, who serves as artistic manager for the festival's theatre portion. "This year the festival continues its tradition of providing a healthy mix of student and professional work. We're very grateful to be able to continue to offer professional-quality summer theatre to our audiences and we hope that everyone enjoys the season."

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