Virtual Programming Calendar
February 4th, 7pm MST, Zoom
Read, Rant, Relate: COWBOY PLAY by Lily Rushing
A partnership with Relative Theatrics and the UW Art Museum, this play is connected to the exhibition “The West on Horseback from the UW Art Museum Collection”.
Gail tries to end her own life, but instead ends up back in the 1940s and on the very day when, at 16, she is crowned Rodeo Queen. As she haunts her old childhood ranch and interacts with her younger self she is reminded of how much her world has changed. This is a world where memory, sexuality and the Wild West all come together and two selves collide.
Click Here to read more about the playwright Lily Rushing and the exhibition, 'The West on Horseback'.
February 12-28, 2021, Streaming Virtually, On-Demand
THE CARE AND FEEDING OF SMALL ANIMALS by Brooke-Erin Smith
Directed by Anne Mason; Assistant Directed by Isa Jackowich; Featuring Noelia Berkes and Peter Parolin
The “immediate, classic, and prophetic” story presents questions about the expectations placed upon future generations, about consent vs. control, and about the philosophical debate regarding predestination.
At the end of the world, two genetically engineered children (Berkes and Parolin) are entrusted with the survival of the human race. Held in a restricted campus, they grapple with their extreme responsibility while testing the boundaries of what they are and are not permitted to do as saviors of the world. The New Play Exchange reviewed THE CARE AND FEEDING OF SMALL ANIMALS as, “a tender, funny, endearing, horrifying, and thoroughly theatrical look at the systems that bind us, the terrible prospect of freedom, and the danger of malicious education. Smith's script conjures an entire vivid and grim world with nothing but two actors and its incredible, incredible language.”
When asked about the production’s all-star cast, director Anne Mason shared that she “could not imagine a better way to start off 2021 than by exploring the world of a new play with Peter Parolin and Noelia Berkes, two of my absolute favorite artistic collaborators. While rehearsals won't look or feel the same as they did when the three of us came together for I'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD by Halley Feiffer in 2018, I am certain that we will create a new, special kind of alchemy with Brooke-Erin Smith's THE CARE AND FEEDING OF SMALL ANIMALS. I trust that Peter, Noelia, and I - along with the phenomenal contributions of the entire artistic team - will invoke a beautiful story that inspires us all to become Masters of Imagination."
*Subscribers and Individual Ticket Buyers will receive a private viewing link for at-home streaming on February 12th that can be viewed at any time through February 28th.
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*All 2020/21 Programming is supported in part by grants from the Wyoming Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, Wyoming Humanities, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.