CU Theatre has a rich history of taking live theatre to the community. Most recently it has brought small touring companies of student actors to local elementary and secondary schools where they present shortened and accessible versions of great classic plays including A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Cyrano de Bergerac, and H.G. Wells’ Time Machine. These troupes also teach workshops on thinking creatively, acting skills, and stage combat for young audiences.
Generously supported by the CU Outreach and Engagement, the theatre tour offers opportunities for undergraduate performance students to experience the rigors of a touring production and for graduate students to gain experience in directing, play adaptation, and producing.
The Spring 2017 CU Theatre Outreach tour is:
The Odyssey - Remixed
Heroes, Myth, and Adventure: A Greek Classic remixed for today!
This 50-minute production of The Odyssey - Remixed transports a great historic text into the present and highlights its relevance to current times. The modern adaptation focuses on communication through the character’s romantic, friend, and family relationships, transforming this classic piece of literature into an insightful and delightful performance accessible to audiences of all ages.
For details and booking information, contact Peg Posnick at 303-492-4336 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Theatre Tour has been geeting a lot of press!
Read the article from CU's Public Outreach and Community Engagement department here, Longmont's Times Call newspaper article here, and see pictures from the Daily Camera here.