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‘The Man Who Planted Trees’ on campus for one night only

Posted on Mar 22, 2017
The play was performed at the Festival Fringe in Edinburgh, Scotland, for the past three summers

The University of Wisconsin-Superior will host for one night only the national touring production from Puppet State Theatre for its performance of “The Man Who Planted Trees” on Tuesday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the Manion Theatre located in the Holden Fine and Applied Arts Center.

“The Man Who Planted Trees” is an ecologically inspired tale of a French shepherd who sets out to plant a forest and transform a barren wasteland acorn by acorn. It is an uplifting and unforgettable story that shows the difference one man (and his dog) can make to the world. It is a play for children, but reaches an audience of all ages.

“It was truly an accident that I found out the “The Man Who Planted Trees” was going to tour the United States in 2017,” said Cathy Fank, Theatre Professor at UW-Superior. “I wasted no time in calling for information. It was a daunting thought that we could bring this wonderful production to UW-Superior.”

The play was performed at the Festival Fringe in Edinburgh, Scotland, for the past three summers.

“I couldn’t be happier to have these talented gentlemen and their amazing puppets on the Manion Stage,” said Fank. “I hope the audience’s experience will be filled with the same wonder that I experienced the first time I saw this show.”  

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students with a valid UW-Superior ID and $5 for children under 13.

Manion Theatre is located in the Holden Fine and Applied Arts Center, which is located near the Catlin Avenue Entrance on the UW-Superior campus, 1805 Catlin Ave. For maps and directions to campus, visit www.uwsuper.edu/directions.

News Contact: Cathy Fank | 715-394-8388 | cfank{atuws}
‘The Man Who Planted Trees’ on campus for one night only
Posted on Mar 22, 2017
The play was performed at the Festival Fringe in Edinburgh, Scotland, for the past three summers
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“The Man Who Planted Trees” is an ecologically inspired tale of a French shepherd who sets out to plant a forest and transform a barren wasteland acorn by acorn. The University of Wisconsin-Superior will host for one night only the national touring production from Puppet State Theatre for its performance on Tuesday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the Manion Theatre.

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