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2022-2023 Production Season


The UW Theatre & Dance academic production season offers a lively mix of contemporary plays, the classics and Shakespeare, exciting new works, musicals and operas, and a range of modern dance, ballet, jazz, and vertical dance selections.


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Season tickets and three packs go on sale August 24.

Individual tickets go on sale October 3.


coop: the lesbian chicken play (WYOpen Stages)

By River von Waldron
Produced by Cecilia Aragón & Patrick Konesko
Directed by Emilygrace Piel

September 23-24, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
Buchanan Center for the Performing ArtsThrust Theatre

STAGED READING. What happens when you need to get to a hospital for a severed thumb but you don’t have a car ‘cause it’s too expensive and you can’t get an ambulance ‘cause it’s too expensive and you can’t get a driver ‘cause it’s too expensive? You hitchhike, of course. And what do you get when you hitchhike with no thumb? Well, you get “coop.” COOP takes a look into the messy lives of lesbian farmers Clove and B. Facing addiction, financial insecurity, and queer elders who don’t know they’re queer elders, these lesbians attempt to find more life amongst their survival.

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A Sissy in Wyoming (WYOpen Stages)

Choreographed by Written & Performed by Gregory Hinton
Directed by Matthew Greenberg
Produced by Cecilia Aragón & Patrick Konesko
Co-sponsored by WY Humanities Foundation

September 30, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts Thrust Theatre

Wyoming native Larry “Sissy” Goodwin was a dad, veteran, peace activist, and public speaker who adored and was adored by his wife, Vickie. Sissy enjoyed building airplanes and riding motorcycles—all while wearing women’s clothing, for which he suffered unlawful arrests, transphobic threats, and beatings. Even so, Sissy enjoyed much success as a power plant control operator and college professor. A SISSY IN WYOMING is a triumph of will; a cry for courage; and a remarkable love story spanning 50 years.


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Antigone (Drama)

Written by Jean Anouilh ( from Antigone by Sophocles)
Translated by Robertson Dean
Adapted /Co-directed by Matthew Greenberg
Co-Directed by Landee Lockhart

October 19 - 22, 2022, 7:30 p.m., October 23, 2022, 2:00 p.m. 
Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts Main Stage

Set at the base of the Snowy Range in 1969 Wyoming, this adaptation of ANTIGONE, asks: What does it mean to be visible? When Antigone breaks the law by burying her brother, who has died in the war, everyone must face the consequences. Themes of power, fate, rule-of-law, autonomy, feminism, and equality arise in the quest for truth, love and justice, and invite us to consider how we justify our actions in pursuit of equality today.


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The Nutcracker (Ballet)

Choreographed by Juliana Freude, Cat Kamrath, Margaret Wilson, & Aaron Wood (honoring Marsha Knight)
Conducted by Dr. Michael Griffith
Music by Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky

December 8 - 10, 2022, 7:30 p.m., December 11, 2:00 p.m.
UW Arts and Sciences Auditorium

This classic ballet about a young girl who receives a nutcracker for Christmas that spurs her fantastical dream is a favorite family tradition. Act I stays true to Marsha Knight’s vision and is set in the Edward Ivinson family home in 1890’s Laramie. Act II is reimagined, with original choreography that awakens Clara’s assorted dreamlands (all ages welcome).


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The Three Musketeers (Classic/Guest Performance)

Written by Kirsten Childs
From the Novel by Alexandre Dumas
The Acting Company National Tour
Directed by Kent Gash

February 24, 7:00 p.m.
UW Arts and Sciences Auditorium

This world-premiere adaptation, commissioned by The Acting Company, sheds new light and importance on a favorite swashbuckling adventure. Drawing inspiration from an astonishing secret—that Dumas’ father was the highest-ranking person of color in a Western military until our own time—this inspiring tale, filled with laughter and adventure, is a reminder to all that courage, honesty, and valour can change the world.


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Babel (Comedy)

Written by Jacqueline Goldfinger
Directed by Landee Lockhart & Anne Mason
Co-Produced with Relative Theatrics

March 7 -11, 7:30pm, March 12, 2:00pm
Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts Studio Theatre

In this dark comedy set in the near future, two couples trying to get pregnant must go to extreme lengths to have a baby, raising the specter of eugenics, exploring the societal value of a baby, and asking us, what we are willing to risk for love? If you like Booker’s Black Mirror, Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go, or Jennifer Haley’s The Nether, then this play is for you. BABEL is a “powerful, poignant, inventive play that brilliantly uses the future to speak to today.”


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Carrie: The Musical (Musical)

Adapted from Carrie by Stephen King
Book by Lawrence D. Cohen
Music/Lyrics by Michael Gore & Dean Pitchford
Directed by Matthew Greenberg
Choreographed by Cat Kamrath

April 26 - April 29, 7:30 p.m., April 30, 2:00 p.m. 
Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts Thrust Theatre

Carrie White is a misfit, a teenage outcast who longs to fit in. Bullied by the popular crowd at school, and virtually invisible to everyone else, she’s dominated by her loving but cruelly controlling mother. What none of them know is that Carrie’s got a special power, and if pushed too far, she’s not afraid to use it. (CARRIE contains language and themes that some may find objectionable.)


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