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is a four-character play about emotional despair and recovery. The play, set in the mind of Kyle, conjures up the places and times emotional significant to the play's lead character. Kyle, an introverted, reclusive young astronomer, describes in an opening monologue, his marriage to a warm, colorful woman, Zoe. During the monologue we learn that the couple were High School
sweethearts and that he adored and was irrevocably changed by her. The monologue also reveals something horribly wrong. We learn of Zoe's abduction, rape and murder. The play is Kyle's journey across the deep water
s of grief and guilt into unexpected safe harbors to cope with his wife's sudden and brutal death. We re-live the criminal investigation
along side the confusion, remorse, and recovery of Kyle. This full-length play is strewn with Kyle's detailed recollections of domestic bliss and horror, which convey a sense of the mind's, and life's metaphysical mystery. Kyle's vocation as and astronomer helps him both escape and comfort his incredible anguish. Through the stars he glimpses the wisdom of the universe, which leads to reconciliation and hope. Toni Press-Coffman, author of twenty plays, is an award-wining playwright. Her play "Touch" received several awards and was first produced at the Louisville Humana Festival in 2000. She recently received an NEA/TCG playwrighting residency and lives, writes and teaches theatre in Tucson, Arizona
. Press-Coffman says she was inspired to write the play out of frustration, "I was really tired of work in the American Theatre
, and especially in the movie industry
, that had the theme `life sucks.' I thought it was boring and not true and irresponsible. So I basically said, let's make a piece about there being joy in life, because there just is, regardless of what a person is up against or has to go through. Which is not to say life can't be truly horrible, tragic and terrifying, but in the end, there are things that make it worth living and that make it joyful." Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune
and Variety wrote: "Touch is genuinely heartbreaking, and that Press-Coffman, as a playwright, is sensitive, empathetic, and sometimes lyrically insightful." The Louisville Courier Journal wrote: "The beauty of this play is in the vivid language of the playwright Toni Press-Coffman." The Theatre UAF production, directed by Thomas Riccio, will be a West Coast
premiere. The play is currently being developed into a film and is no longer available for play production. Theatre UAF was given special permission by the author for this production. Designing costumes for Touch will be Tara Maginnis. Kade Mendelowitz will design lights and local artist Greg Gustafson will do the Set design
. In the Lee H. Salisbury Theatre Fridays & Saturdays, March 29, 30, April 5 & 6 @ 8:15pm Sunday, April 7 at 2:00pm Ticket prices will be $8 for adults/ $6 for UAF affiliates, senior citizens, and military, and $4 for students. Note: Contains mature content. Visit us on-line at our award-winning web site: http://www.uaf.edu/theatre Brochure design by Multimakers, www.Multimakers.com
Ask not for whom the curtain calls... ...it calls for thee! Auditions January 26 10:00am. Our auditions are always open to the public. From the Theatre UAF productions Fornes x2. Above photo by Kade Mendelowitz, and left by Fred Calef, "Successful Life of 3". Below: From "Mud", photo by Kade Mendelowitz. Did you realize we offer courses in Acting, Directing, Technical Theatre and Design? For information, call 474-6590, e-mail [email protected]
, or stop by our office at the Great Hall. Winter Shorts These student-directed one-acts are produced by the UAF Student Drama Association. These will be performances of family oriented shorts followed by adult productions. Family shows will begin at 7:00pm, adult programs start at 8:30. The family show will contain the following plays: "Millions of Cats" by Wanda Gag, directed by Stephanie Stowman "Having Your Cake" by James J. Brunelle, directed by Amber McKinney "Aaron and the Magic Bubbles" by Christy Burgess, directed by Christy Burgess The adult show will contain the following plays: "The Lurker" by Don Nigro, directed by Becky Olson "Footfalls" by Samuel Beckett
, directed by Jennifer Garcia and a selection of monologues from "Spoon River Anthology" by Edgar Lee Masters, also directed by Jennifer Garcia In the Salisbury Theatre Friday & Saturday, March 1, 2, 8, 9 @ 7:00pm family, 8:30pm adult Sunday, March 10 at 2:00pm family, 3:30pm adult Ticket prices will be $6 for adults/ $5 for UAF affiliates, senior citizens, and military, and $4 for children and SDA members.
Dangerous Liaisons Dangerous Liaisons is set in France, 1788. The Marquise de Merteuil needs a favor from her ex-lover, Vicomte de Valmont. Her ex-husband is planning on marrying young Cecile de Volanges. The Marquise would like Valmont to seduce Cecile before her wedding day. But Valmont has a conquest of his own in mind; Madame de Tourvel, a beautiful, married, and God fearing woman. The Marquise doesn't think that Valmont can do it, she tells him that if he can provide written proof of a sexual encounter
with Madame de Tourvel, that she will offer him a reward, one last night with her. The plot is about sex, the story is about love. We believe that we are masters of our lives and free to make our own choices. The classic world was wiser; they knew that we are not in charge of our fate and matters of heart. The Greeks thought arrows sent by Eros strike the heart and makes one lovesick forever. From love there is no cure, no mercy, no escape. In the end, Valmont wants to die, because he missed the love of his life. We are afraid to love and fall in love. We run from love in order to keep control over our lives. But without love our lives are lost. The old answer to the old question about the meaning of life: to live is to love. If there is no love in your heart, you are wasting your life. Wasted life is worse than death. Dangerous Liaisons uses the end of the French aristocracy to teach us that plenty, comfort and freedom are not values by themselves, but the means to love and be loved. We say "God is Love." What is the punishment for crimes against God? Our story takes place: at the end of the French Revolution which ended the Classical Era. Love is dangerous. Life is dangerous. Love is your only true liaison in life! In the Salisbury Theatre Friday & Saturday, April 19, 20, 26 & 27 @ 8:15pm Sunday, April 28 at 2:00pm Ticket prices will be $10 for adults/ $8 for UAF affiliates, senior citizens, and military, and $5 for students. Note: Contains mature content. Costume Renderings by Tara Maginnis for the upcoming production of "Dangerous Liaisons"
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Theatre UAF is pleased to host the
Perseverance Theatre "Moby Dick" tour and
UAF's Women's Center production of "The Vagina
Monologues" in addition to our regular offerings. University of Alaska
From Perseverance Theatre's "Moby Dick"
"`Moby Dick' is Perseverance Theatre's original, uniquely
Alaskan adaptation of Herman Melville
's classic American
novel. The product of a year-long development process that
included research trips to New Bedford, Massachusetts (the
setting for the novel's first few chapters) and Barrow, Alaska (the center of Inupiat whaling), this
production blends the novel, supplemental sources materials, original interviews with Alaskan
whaling captains, Inupiat texts and stories, and improvisations by the cast into a whole new tale.
Featuring a cast of six Native and Caucasian performers drawn from Anchorage, Barrow, Fairbanks,
and Juneau, this production was one of the most heavily attended season-ending productions in
Perseverance Theatre's history. With the help of major funding from the National Endowment
the Arts and Americans for the Arts
, Perseverance Theatre is remounting this production for a
statewide tour to Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Barrow in February 2002 which will bring it to the
people and land which inspired it.
Performances will be at Salisbury Theatre at UAF. Tickets at $18 plus outlet fee for adults / $16
plus outlet fee for students (through college with ID) and seniors (65+).
Performances will be held: Thursday, February 7th 8 PM Friday, February 8th 8 PM Saturday, February 9th 2 PM & 8 PM Sunday, February 10th 2 PM
Tickets for these events are available at the Lee H. Salisbury Theatre Box Office located at the Great Hall on the University of Alaska Campus. Monday - Friday 12-5 and 2 hours prior to performances.
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From Theatre UAF's Fall 2001 Productions "Hamlet Dreams" (Left) photo by Kade Mendelowitz, "Mud" (Right) photo by Fred Calef "THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES" Saturday, February 16th at 8:15pm. V-Day is a worldwide movement to stop sexual violence against women
and girls and to proclaim Valentine's Day as the day to celebrate women and demand the end of abuse. For the fourth year in a row, the V-Day College Campaign is coming to hundreds of college and university campuses around the world. Join us for a benefit performance of Eve Ensler's Obie Award-winning play "The Vagina Monologues." Hailed by The New York Times
as "funny" and "poignant" and by the Daily News as "intelligent" and "courageous," "The Vagina Monologues," which was first performed off-Broadway by Ms. Ensler, dives into the mystery, humor, pain, power, wisdom, outrage and excitement buried in women's experiences The performance is sponsored locally by The University of Alaska Fairbanks Women's Center. Tickets are $12 ($6 for Students) and may be purchased by phoning 474-7751. Immediately following the play, there will be a reception in the Great Hall, all proceeds go to help stop violence against women and girls
in our community. Round-the-clock and up-to-the-minute information about V-Day and violence against women can be found at the event's global web site at http://www.vday.org. Ticket packages are available - ordering information on back. Questions? Call 474-7751 or visit us online at: http://www.uaf.edu/theatre UAF is an AFFIRMATIVE ACTION
employer and educational institution.