UW-River Falls Theatre presents ‘Ancient Wings: A Crane’s Story’
April 11, 2013
The UW-River Falls University Theatre will present the play “Ancient Wings: A Crane’s Story” at 7:30 p.m. on April 25-27 and May 2-4, with a 3 p.m. matinee on April 27 in the Blanche Davis Theatre of the Kleinpell Fine Arts building.
The play is an original script conceived by UWRF theatre professor Robin Murray and developed collaboratively with students, citizens and faculty from all over the St. Croix Valley. The story follows the parallel lives of a young girl, her grandmother, and a Sandhill Crane. Puppets of multiple scale and type, along with dancers help tell their stories.
Tickets are $10/adults, $8/seniors 60+ and $5/students and children. Tickets can be purchased over the phone at 715-425-3114 or from the University Theatre Box Office in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, beginning on April 15, and one hour prior to the performances. The production lasts approximately an hour and a half and is appropriate for ages five and up.
Several additional events are scheduled in conjunction with the production:
From 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, April 26, in the Trimbelle River Room, University Center, “Potatoes, Handbags, and Cranes Worldwide,” a Brown Bag conversation with Jeb Barzen, director of field biology at the International Crane Foundation. Free and open to the public.
On Friday, April 26, immediately following the 7:30 p.m. performance, “The Intersection of the Performing Arts and Science,” a post show discussion with Jeb Barzen, director of field biology at the International Crane Foundation.
On Saturday, April 27, immediately following the 3 p.m. matinee, “Pet a Puppet.” Puppeteers will bring out the puppets to see up close.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Box Office at 715-425-3114.