The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Theatre and Dance program has released its schedule of performances for the 2022-2023 season. The coming season will offer three very unique productions, each exploring the human condition and relationships in new ways. Each production features characters on their pathways of self-discovery, personal insights, love and loss. In addition to the three productions, the coming season will see the return of DanceWorks following a three-year hiatus due to COVID.
The Season will start off with “The Effect” by Lucy Prebble
When Connie and Tristan sign up for a drug trial for a new antidepressant, the drug isn’t the only chemistry in the lab. With their romance heating up, Connie and Tristian begin to question if their feelings are real or a result of the drug and the supervising doctors begin to face off over the ethical consequences of their work. Winner of the 2012 Critics’ Circle Theatre Award for Best New Play, The Effect will be directed by Rebecca Stone Thornberry and performed in the Jean Weidner Theatre at The Weidner Center. Productions are scheduled for October 13th-15th & 19th-22nd, 2022.
The Second production of the Season is the romantic musical “If/Then”
With music by Tom Kitt and book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey, If/Then was nominated for a Tony Award and was an Outer Critics Circle nominee for best score in 2014. The musical follows Elizabeth, a city planner, who moves back to New York following her recent divorce. At the onset, Elizabeth makes a choice and we watch as the story splits into two concurrent narratives. Following both stories, simultaneously, If/Then paints a deeply moving portrait of one woman’s life as we all reflect on moments and ask ourselves “what if…?”. If/Then will be directed by Thomas Campbell with musical direction by Ben Olejniczak and choreography by Denise Carlson-Gardner. Productions will be held in University Theatre, and are scheduled for November 17th-19th, 2022.
The Third spot of the 2022-2023 Season will feature the return of DanceWorks, A Concert of Dance
Under the artistic direction of Denise Carlson-Gardner, DanceWorks features original pieces choreographed by Carlson-Gardner, choreography students, and guest artists. DanceWorks, A Concert of Dance will be presented in the University Theatre on March 3rd-5th, 2023.
The final production of the season will be the wildly popular “She Kills Monsters: Young Adventurers Edition” by Qui Nguyen
A journey into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters is a high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres and 90s pop culture. An homage to the geek and warrior inside each of us, She Kills Monsters will delight audiences of all ages. Directed by Alan Kopischke, She Kills Monsters: Young Adventurers Edition will be performed in University Theatre, April 20th-22nd, 2023. An additional production, for school groups, will also be held at Cofrin Family Hall at The Weidner Center as part of their Stage Door series.
Tickets for all productions will be available for purchase at University Ticketing Services located in the UW-Green Bay University Union. Tickets will also be available for purchase over the phone by calling (920) 465-2400 or online at www.ticketstaronline.com. Performances begin at 7:30 each evening. Additional information about the production and ticket reservation information will be available at www.uwgb.edu/theatre.