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THEATRE TAKES 'OUR TOWN' TO RUSSIA
a cast and crew of 30 UIC students and faculty will perform Thornton
Wilder's American classic, "Our Town," at the Theatre of Moscow
Southwest. Chicago-area audiences will have an opportunity to preview
the production during a series of benefit performances held on the
campus of UIC.
exchange allows our students to gain a broader perspective of the
world, and to promote their studies through performances of their
work at various schools in Moscow and at the prestigious Theatre
of Moscow Southwest," said William Raffeld, associate professor
of theater and the play's director.
Oct. 5 (7:30 p.m.)
Friday, Oct. 6 (7:30 p.m.)
Saturday, Oct. 7 (7:30 p.m.)
Special Benefit Performance: Sunday, Oct. 8 (1:30 p.m.)
Thursday, Oct. 12 (7:30 p.m.)
Friday, Oct. 13 (7:30 p.m.)
Saturday, Oct. 14 (7:30 p.m.)
Sunday, Oct. 15 (2:15 p.m.)
1044 W. Harrison St.
to their performance of "Our Town," UIC students will attend classes
along with their Russian counterparts at two well-known theater
schools and will participate in the International Theatre Olympic
have been initiated to assist in sponsoring this endeavor, including
a special benefit performance with a champagne brunch and a raffle
with a first prize of an all-expense-paid trip for two to Russia.
"In order to
bring this trip to fruition, we need to raise $24,500," said Raffeld.
"Although the university has historically given us some funding
for our exchange, our cast must raise the majority of the funds
for this endeavor."
has been principally responsible for developing UIC's international
theater exchange program with Russia's Theatre of Moscow Southwest,
hopes to recreate the heart-warming, compassionate story that gained
this American drama a Pulitzer Prize in 1938.
$7 for UIC students, $8 for non-UIC students, $10 for UIC faculty
and staff and $12 for the general public. Special benefit performance;
$35 champagne brunch and performance or $25 for performance only.
ticket information and reservation, contact the UIC Theatre at (312) 996-2939.