Theatre Current Production Season

2018-2019 Season

University Theatre, UW-Superior

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Fall 2018

By Christopher Durang

Auditions: Sept. 18 - 19

Location:  O. Gayle Manion Theatre

When: Nov. 9, 10, 16, 17, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. | Nov. 11, 18, 2018 at 2 p.m.

Ticket Prices: Adults: $15, Senior (60+): $10, UW-Superior Students: $5, Other Students: $10, Group (10 or more): $5

“I read the first 20 pages of the script and decided this was it,” said UW-Superior theatre professor Cathy Fank and director of the performance. “The characters are very realistic, but slightly skewed.”

Written by Christopher Durang, “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” which won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play, follows aging siblings who share a home where they bicker and complain. When their movie-star sister comes to town with her boy-toy, old resentments flare and so does the comedy.

“I hope the audience will find moments of reflection of their own lives and their own past,” said Fank. “I hope there are some sentimental moments, but more than anything, I hope there are funny moments.”

I and You

I and You

A new play by Lauren Gunderson

Location: Experimental Theatre

When: Feb. 15, 16, 22, 23, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. | Feb. 17, 24, 2019 at 2 p.m.

Ticket Prices: Adults: $15, Senior (60+): $10, UW-Superior Students: $5, Other Students: $10, Group (10 or more): $5.

“The audience will experience an appreciation of life for what it can potentially hold for each of us,” said director Kathy Laakso. “It is also a reminder that we all need each other, how important it is not to isolate ourselves from others, even if that connectedness can be painful.”

A sensitive new play by Lauren Gunderson, “I and You,” explores two young people’s perceptions of the world and how they approach life. Caroline, who has been ill all her life and is now waiting for a liver transplant to save her, is understandably angry at the world and doubtful that she will find peace and joy. Anthony is sensitive, curious and wistful about what the future and life may have to offer. Through a school English assignment, they’ve been brought together one afternoon to discuss a poem by Walt Whitman. As they share their interests, dreams and disappointments, they discover that as individuals, the “I and you”, there is a strong need for human connection, the “us”.

The Comedy of Errors

Comedy of Errors

By William Shakespeare

In collaboration with Wise Fool Theatre
Directed by Chani Ninneman

Location:  O. Gayle Manion Theatre

When: April 26, 27, May 3, 4, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. | April 28, May 5, 2019 at 2 p.m.

Ticket Prices: Adults: $20, Students and Senior (60+): $15, UW-Superior Students: $5 at the door with valid ID. Matinees: Pay what you can.

Tickets available online

William Shakespeare’s zaniest (and shortest) comedy, “The Comedy of Errors” is updated to be set in the seedy underbelly of New York in the 1970s. In this madcap tale of mistaken identity, two sets of twins are separated at birth and have recently ended up back in the same town, but they don’t know the others are there. Hilarity ensues as wives berate the wrong husbands and servants serve the wrong masters.

This production marks the first collaboration for Wise Fool Theater and UW-Superior Theatre. Both organizations are thrilled to be able to pool talent and resources to make something bigger and better than ever before.

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