Monday, November 5, 2007

A&E FYI: UWS opens theater season with black comedy ‘The Dead Guy’

University Theatre at the University of Wisconsin-Superior is set to open its 2007-2008 season with the black comedy “The Dead Guy,” by Eric Coble.

The show will be staged Nov. 8-10 and 16-17 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 18 at 2 p.m.

All performances will take place in the Manion Theater, located in the Holden Fine and Applied Arts Center on Catlin Avenue and Nineteenth Street on the UWS campus. (For maps and directions to campus, click here.)

“The Dead Guy,” which contains adult language and situations, is a new script that takes a satirical look at reality television by following the ultimate premise for a show: find a “loser,” give him a million dollars to spend however he’d like in one week, then, at the end of that week, have viewers decide on the best way to kill him on live television.

This show features a unique collaboration between University Theatre and University Video Production. There will be live television cameras following the action onstage and projecting moments from the show up on a live television monitor.

Tickets for all University Theatre productions are $10 for adults, $8 for students and $1 for UWS students with a valid ID. Discount rates of $5 per person are available for groups of 10 or more.

All tickets can be reserved by calling the University Box Office at (715) 394-8380.

University Theatre is a co-curricular activity of the Department of Communicating Arts Department of the University of Wisconsin-Superior.

~Image and text courtesy of University Theatre. Photo information: Reality TV makes your dreams come true, or so Eldon Phelps (Greg Anderson) believes as he finds himself in Disneyland with two hookers (Amanda Hanson and Katharine Wallin) in this scene from “The Dead Guy,” opening Thursday at UWS.

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