Welcome to the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh campus, season of Theatre! The shows we have in store for you are notorious crowd pleasers and will provide amazing opportunities for our talented theatre students to showcase their education and training! We have two phenomenal productions in store for you! Bring your friends and family to enjoy Dracula by Steven Dietz– being appropriately produced in the frightful month of October and then, Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare in the spring. This story is a wonderful sample of his hilarious explorations of the many aspects of love and mistaken identity!
If you have been an ongoing supporter of our Theatre Department, you will recognize that we are producing two expansive productions and not four productions this season. Like all of the UW System schools, UWO is suffering from budget issues and this means diminished financial support for the department. Our theme, Against All Odds, is a celebration of the UWO Theatre to come through tough times in spite of everything – including a pandemic!
If at all possible, we ask that you include a donation with your ticket purchase. If you haven’t donated to the Theatre Department, this is the year to do it. If you have donated, please give more than your usual generous amount. Or just buy a bunch of tickets and make it a party!
Either way, we look forward to seeing you in the theatre!
Professor Jane Purse-Wiedenhoeft
Theatre Department Chair
by Steven Dietz
Directed by Ryan Schabach
This adaptation includes the suspense and seduction of Bram Stoker’s classic novel. As Count Dracula begins to exert his will upon the residents of London, they try to piece together the clues of his appearances – in a valiant attempt to save themselves from a hideous fate. Rich with both humor and horror, this play paints a wickedly theatrical picture of Stoker’s famous vampire.
Warning: Dracula contains haze, flashing lights, adult situations, violence, self-harm, murder, non-consent, and of course, blood.
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Jane Purse-Wiedenhoeft
April 25, 26, 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Matinee on April 28 at 2 p.m.
Named for the twelfth night after Christmas, the end of the Christmas season, Twelfth Night plays with love and power. The Countess Olivia, a woman with her own household, attracts Duke Orsino. Two other would-be suitors are her pretentious steward, Malvolio, and Sir Andrew Aguecheek.
Onto this scene arrive the twins Viola and Sebastian; caught in a shipwreck, each thinks the other has drowned. Viola disguises herself as a male page and enters Orsino’s service. Orsino sends her as his envoy to Olivia—only to have Olivia fall in love with the messenger. The play complicates, then wonderfully untangles, these relationships
Individual tickets go on sale Oct. 1
- General Admission $14
- Senior Citizen Admission $11
- Student Tickets $5
- UWO Admissions (Alumni $11, Faculty and Staff $5 and Students $5)