2016-2017 UW-Green Bay Theatre Season

UW-Green Bay Theatre and Dance announces its 2016-2017 season.

Play Nice by Robin Rice

Directed by Laura Riddle
October 13-15 & 19-22 Jean Weidner Theatre

Synopsis: The Diamond siblings use the only resources they have, the dramatic role-play of their imaginations, to cope with the abusive Dragon Queen — their mother. Play Nice! is a mystery in which Isabel, Luce and Matilda embark on a journey within themselves to discover who poisoned her.

Searching for Romeo Book/Music/Lyrics by Brian Sutton

Directed by John Mariano
Musical Direction by Courtney Sherman
Choreography by Denise Carlson Gardner
November 17-19 in University Theatre

Synopsis: Spending a little more time focusing on Rosaline and Paris than the Bard did over 400 years ago, Searching for Romeo brings the story to a more contemporary school setting and follows the lives and dreams of the two loves left behind by Romeo and Juliet. Searching for Romeo, was previously produced as part of the 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival. A New York Times reviewer described it as “a teenage rom-com wrapped around a tragedy.” Searching for Romeo presents a new rom-com (romantic comedy) take on Romeo and Juliet with a pop music score. With the playwright literally in residence, this show could well be a perfect vehicle to reach out to our area high schools where more than 400 years after the fact, Romeo and Juliet is still avidly studied and oft performed.

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

Directed by John Mariano
Feb. 23-25 & March 1-4 in the Jean Weidner Theatre

Synopsis: Set in London and the English countryside during the late 19th century, The Importance of Being Earnest is a both a whimsical romantic comedy as well as a sharp-witted satire of Victorian society. The story follows two young gentlemen, Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrief, under the guise of a “fictitious” brother named Ernest as they seek the love of the ravishing Gwendolyn and an attractive ward, Cecily. All goes well until both couples end up at the same country estate.

Danceworks under the artistic direction of Denise Carlson-Gardner

April 1 & 2 in University Theatre

I Never Saw Another Butterfly by Celeste Raspanti

Weidner Center Stage Door Series
Directed by Laura Riddle
Two performances May 3, Cofrin Family Hall

Synopsis: A beautiful and moving one-act play based on the art and poetry created in a concentration camp by the Jewish children of Prague.

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