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NOTICE FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE AND DANCE:

After a good deal of consideration it has been decided that in the best interest of the Department, the students, and our public that the production of THE REALISTIC JONESES be cancelled

This is an unfortunate turn of events and not a decision that has been made lightly.  Thank you for your understanding and as always your support of each other. 

From the UW homepage: "The University of Wyoming has extended its spring break by one week in response to concerns about the novel coronavirus COVID-19. A decision will be made later regarding whether face-to-face classes on campus will resume Monday, March 30. Check our official coronavirus page for more information."

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Present Laughter (CLASSIC COMEDY)

Written by Noel Coward
Directed by Lee Hodgson and Lou Anne Wright

October 16-19, 2019, 7:30 p.m., October 20, 2:00 p.m.
BCPA Main Stage

At the center of his own universe sits screen idol Garry Essendine: suave, self-indulgent, and too old, says his ex-wife, to be having affairs. Just before he escapes on tour to Africa, the full extent of his indiscretions is discovered -- all hell and hilarity break loose in this surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire, and loneliness.

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Wonderland: Alice's Adventures in 3-D Space (VERTICAL DANCE)

Created by Margaret Wilson, Neil Humphrey, Scott Tedmon-Jones, Sean Warren Stone, and Jason Banks

November 12- 16, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
November 17, 2019, 2:00 p.m.
Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts Thrust Theatre

Alice’s beloved adventures are captured in all their wonderful and wild strangeness in this vertical dance retelling of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass.” Featuring a multimedia experience and dancers, actors, and singers, “Wonderland” charts Alice’s journey to understand who she is and where she fits in with her family and the world.

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How to Survive Your Family at Christmas (MUSICAL COMEDY)

Written and directed by William Missouri Downs
Original music and musical direction by Seán Stone

December 5 - 7, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
December 12 - 14, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts Main Stage

Embarrassed by her very blue-collar parents, Harvard student Loretta dreads taking her Cambridge law student boyfriend home for the holidays. This crowd-pleasing musical comedy focuses on family, love, and the one thing we all need to survive the holidays, forgiveness.

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Eurydice (DRAMA)

Written by Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Patrick Konesko

February 12-14, 2020, 7:30 p.m., February 15, 2020, 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts Studio Theatre

This reimagining of the timeless love story of Orpheus and Eurydice follows the heroine, who dies too young on her wedding day and journeys to the underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love.

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Spring to Dance (DANCE)

Choreographed by Marsha Knight, Cat Kamrath, and Dan Higgins. 

March 6 -8, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts Main Stage

This collaborative concert features new works by UW dance faculty and guests, as well as two Limón Dance Company repertory works staged by Limón artists and company members Jesse Obremski and David Glista, including José Limón’s “Chaconne,” and artistic director Colin Conner’s “Corvidae.”

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CANCELLED

The Realistic Joneses (DRAMATIC COMEDY)

Written by Will Eno
Directed by Leigh Selting

April 23-25, April 30 - May 2, 2020, 7:30 p.m., April 26, 2020, 2:00 p.m.
Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts Thrust Theatre

This off-beat new comedy features the Joneses, and their new neighbors, the Joneses, two suburban couples who have even more in common than their identical homes and shared last names. What seems like a series of quirky and funny encounters between small-town American neighbors becomes a captivating look at how impossible it is for words to fully capture feeling, and how miraculous it is for human beings to truly know each other.


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Phone: 307-766-5100

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