Welcome back to live theatre on the UWO, Oshkosh campus!
Our students, faculty and staff had quite a year producing theatre under COVID restrictions. In spite of those challenges, we rehearsed, completed sets and costuming and then filmed and streamed all four productions to our audiences.
Our season theme of past, present and future supports the 50 years of stories told in the Theatre Arts Center building. We celebrate our past honors, successes and productions, present newer plays and finally, look into the future and anticipate the possibilities that await us.
NEW FOR THE 2021-2022 SEASON:
- We will offer two weekends of performances for all four productions! The dates are in the show information.
- On the first Friday of each production, we will offer post show dialogues with the director, students and guest experts on content relevant to each production.
We hope to see you, IN THE THEATRE!
Web sales for season tickets begin Aug. 6th. Tickets are $8.50 per ticket and will be available until October 6th.
Individual tickets go on sale Sept. 1, 2021
- General Admission $14
- Senior Citizen Admission $11
- Student Tickets $5
- UWO Admissions (Alumni $11, Faculty and Staff $5 and Students $5)
A Moon for the Misbegotten
by Eugene O’Neill
Directed by Jane Purse-Wiedenhoeft
OCTOBER – 7, 8, 9, 15, 16 at 7:30 p.m. and 17 at 2 p.m.
One night on an Irish tenant farm in 1923 Connecticut, two lost souls are searching for love. In Nobel Laureate, Eugene O’Neill’s touching and heartbreaking play, Josie is a lively, misunderstood woman with a sarcastic wit that hides her low self-esteem. It’s been a hard and lonely life, working the farm with her bullying and shaming father. When the farm’s owner, James “Jamie” Tyrone Jr. returns to the farm to settle his mother’s estate, he opens his heart to Josie. She tries to claim him as her own, but the drunken Jamie is drowning in the depths of self-pity and remorse. When the morning dawns, Josie picks up the pieces.
A Bear in Winter
by Richard Kalinoski
Directed by Richard Kalinoski
NOVEMBER – 11, 12, 13, 19, 20 at 7:30 p.m. and 21 at 2 p.m.
A new play by Richard Kalinoski, A Bear in Winter explores the struggle of Pete Angelini, a small college football coach who loses his way after he is suddenly fired six years after a championship season. Pete’s mother, Katherine, an elderly woman and former athlete is a source of solace for Pete but over time Katherine is stricken with dementia and Pete is confronted with devastating solitude—mitigated by a vexing but charming interloper and later, an unlikely new friend. A two act play which leads quietly towards a story of love discovered and identity restored.
by Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Merlaine Angwall
MARCH – 3, 4, 5, 11, 12 at 7:30 p.m. and 13 at 2 p.m.
Inspired by the true-life events of a 19th century astronomer, Henrietta Swan Leavitt. She works as a human computer at the Harvard College Observatory where men belittle then covet her brilliance. Leavitt discovers music in the night sky and abides the earthly stars of family and love.
She Kills Monsters
by Qui Nguyen
Directed by Jane Purse-Wiedenhoeft
APRIL – 28, 29, 30 | MAY 6, 7 at 7:30 p.m. and 8 at 2 p.m.
When her younger teenage sister Tilly dies, Agnes Evans struggles with the knowledge that she didn’t really know much about her. When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, she sets out on a quest of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge. This dramatic comedy offers a thrilling, heart-warming story about the geek and the warrior within us all. Agnes ultimately fulfills a journey that leads to love and understanding of her sister.
23rd Annual Student Playwriting Contest
Open to full time and part time students of UW Oshkosh-all campuses.
Submit Plays to the Theatre Office AC W101 by 3 pm on Monday, March 28, 2022. Plays should be in hard copy only, follow standard playscript format and should be between 20 and 35 pages.
Winner (s) will receive a cash prize, a framed program/certificate and a public reading on Wednesday, April 13, 2022. FREE ADMISSION!
Inquiries to Richard Kalinoski, playwright and coordinator of the Annual Student Playwriting Contest by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or (920) 424-0937.