University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Theatre & Dance will be presenting “Women Playing Hamlet” by William Missouri Downs February 28, March 1-2 & 6-9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Jean Weidner Theatre, Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. The play is directed by John Mariano.
Hamlet is a challenge for any actor, but when Jessica is cast as the title character in a NYC production, she endures the “slings and arrows” (and advice) of dubious experts, in addition to making Sir Patrick Stewart her nemesis. Can she figure out “to be or not to be” by opening night? “Women Playing Hamlet” is fun for Shakespeare fans and everyone else.
The cast features:
- Jessica, played by Guinevere Casper (pictured above), senior (Musical Theatre and English), West Bend, WI
- Humanities Professor/Barfly/Gravedigger, played by Colleen Cline, junior (Theatre Performance), Appleton, WI
- Psychiatrist/Lord Derby/Starbucks Actress, played by Haley Ebinal, senior (Theatre Performance and Philosophy), Green Bay, WI
- Emily/Home Shopping Host/Rosy, played by Kylie Lynn Heisz, freshman (Business Administration and Theatre Performance) from Gays Mills, WI.
- Gwen/Ghost, played by Carly Jossart, junior (Musical Theatre and Dance), Greenville, WI
- Mother/Bartender/Gilda, played by Andi Koene, junior (Musical Theatre), New Holstein, WI
- Priest/Home Shopping Model/Bike Messenger, played by Chay Austyn Schmitt, junior (Theatre), Richland Center, WI
Tickets may be purchased online at www.weidnercenter.com and www.ticketstaronline.com, by calling Ticket Star (1-800-895-0071) or the University Ticketing & Information Center (920-465-2400), or visiting the Ticket Star Box Office at the Resch Center or the University Ticketing & Information Center, located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union. Tickets are $22 for adults in advance and $24 at the door, $17 for senior citizens and students in advance and $19 at the door. UW-Green Bay students $11. The venue box office opens 90 minutes prior to the performance. The play is recommended for ages 12 and older.
For additional information on this event, please visit www.weidnercenter.com/events/nunsense-the-mega-musical-by-dan-goggin. For a full listing of UW-Green Bay Theatre and Dance events for the 2018-19 season, please visit www.uwgb.edu/theatre/season/calendar-of-events.
About Jean Weidner Theatre
The Jean Weidner Theatre at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts- a part of the Weidner Center expansion project, the Jean Weidner Theatre is a 90-seat flexible classroom and performance space for the University Performing Arts. The Jean Weidner Theatre is furnished with a dressing room, control booth and stage lighting. It is an intimate space frequently used for University Theatre Mainstage and Studio productions.
About the Weidner Center
UW-Green Bay’s Weidner Center for the Performing Arts is known for its elegant design and the acoustic excellence of its 2,000-seat main hall, Cofrin Family Hall. It also houses two smaller performance spaces, the Fort Howard recital hall and the Jean Weidner Theatre, along with a dance studio and Grand Foyer. The Center is a home for UW-Green Bay Music and Theatre and Dance productions, community events and productions, and performances by visiting artists and touring companies. The Weidner Center has a distinct benefit in being part of a leading institution of higher learning. Beyond the large-scale touring productions that grace the stage, the Weidner Center also focuses on scholastic development, programming and an impactful education series – Stage Doors. The Stage Doors Education Series serves more than17,500 students from 63 cities throughout Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula every year. For more information on the Weidner Center, visit www.WeidnerCenter.com, 920-465-2726, 800-895-0071, or follow the ‘Weidner Center for the Performing Arts’ on Facebook, Twitter (@WeidnerCenter) and Instagram (@weidnercenter).
About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to nearly 8,000 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.