The Kennedy Center - American College Theatre Festival

Tickets: $12

The Importance Of Being Earnest
by Oscar Wilde

Presented By: The University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point

Friday, January 11, 2013

Time: 8:00 pm / Doors: 7:00


Invented and mistaken identities, declared love, secret engagements, and misplaced handbags all figure prominently into this romantic comedy that is also Oscar Wilde’s witty satire of Victorian society, morality, religion and even the conventions of Victorian (melo)drama itself. Wilde makes fun of everyone - with fun as the operative word!

Running time: 2 hours, 20 minutes

Ghost Bike
by Laura Jacqmin

Carthage College

Saturday January 12, 2013

Time: 8:00 pm / Doors: 7:00


Ora and Eddie, best friends since elementary school, fall in love with the city on their bikes. But when Eddie is hit by a car and killed, Ora refuses to let him go. Armed only with an electronic map, Ora is lured beneath the city to have one last conversation with her friend. But this part of the city won’t part with Eddie’s soul so easily... Jumping off from Greek, African, and Chinese mythology, Ghost Bike is a mash-up of underworld and after-life, from the seats of fixies, BMX’s and ten-speeds.

Running time: 1 hour, 55 minutes

Laura Jacqmin (Playwright) was the winner of the 2008 Wasserstein Prize, a $25,000 award to recognize an emerging female playwright. Her play Ghost Bike was commissioned and developed by Carthage College, and made it’s world premiere on February 17, 2012. She is the Faith Broome 2012-2013 Playwright-in-Residence at the University of Oklahoma where her new play And When We Awoke There Was Light and Light made it’s world premiere on November 14, 2012. Her plays include Look, We Are Breathing (Sundance Theatre Lab), Two Lakes, Two Rivers (commissioned by the Goodman Theatre, and work-shopped through the Royal Court Theatre’s 2011 International Residency), January Joiner (Work-shopped at the Long Wharf Theatre, Spring 2012) and Ski Dubai (Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s First Look Repertory of New Work). Her short play Hero Dad (a finalist for the 2012 Heideman Award) premiered in the 2012 Humana Festival of New Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville. Her work has been produced and developed by the Atlantic Theater, Roundabout Underground, Vineyard Theatre, Cape Cod Theatre Project, Ars Nova, Second Stage, MacDowell Colony, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Chicago Dramatists, and more. Jacqmin was a member of the inaugural 2010-2011 Playwrights’ Unit at the Goodman Theatre. She has been commissioned by South Coast Rep, Goodman Theatre, Arden Theater Company, InterAct Theatre, Victory Gardens Theater/NNPN, and Ensemble Studio Theatre/ Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Science & Technology Project. BA Yale University; MFA Ohio University.


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