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The Casper College Department of Theatre and Dance presents
Is it sufficient to destroy a family?
by David Mamet
Thomas H. Empey Studio Theatre
Gertrude Krampert Theatre Complex
• Directed by Tom Empey
• parental discretion advised
The play stars William Conte as John, a university professor, and Tricia Lovelace as Carol, a female college student. Written by Mamet in 1992 in response to the Clarence Thomas/Anita Hill hearings, the play looks at the issue of “sexual harassment, political correctness, and those who feel the that the American system entitles them to certain guarantees of success no matter their background nor how hard they have worked,” said Empey.
“Anyone can make an accusation and ruin someone’s career, and in this play, Mamet presents both sides; both characters are telling the truth from their own viewpoint,” said Empey. The play, originally set in 1992 has been moved to 2013 for the Casper College production. “It has been very important that we get all the things in this play to relate to an audience. There is great word play between these two people,” Empey added.
According to Empey, Conte approached him in mid-March “to ask if I would be interested in directing this production of ‘Oleanna.’ I jumped at the chance for several reasons: I had the time before moving from Casper; it was a chance to work closely with Bill, who for three years has filled my instructor position at Casper College; it was a chance to work in the theatre that bear’s my name where I had only ever done one play; and, most of all, it was a chance to work on a play by David Mamet, one of America’s leading and most challenging playwrights.”
May 17-18, 22-25, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
• Matinee, May 19 and 26, 2013 at 2 p.m.
Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. or at the door
In Person: Krampert Theatre Box Office
One hour before each performance, for that performance only
By Phone 307-268-2500, or 800-442-2963, ext. 2500 (M-F, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.)
Visa, Mastercard and Discover Card accepted.
Tickets mailed for $1 per order.
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|A Season of Power
Performances by the Department of Theatre and Dance at Casper College
This year the Department of Theatre and Dance reflects on "Power" from various points of view.
The Power of Identity and Social Status
The Importance of Being Earnest
By Oscar Wilde
Thomas H. Empey Studio Theatre
September 27-29, October 3-6, at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 7 at 2 p.m.
The Power of Politics
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
November 2-3, 7-10, 14-17, at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 18 at 2 p.m.
The Power of Corruption
By William Shakespeare
February 21-23, 27-28, March 1-2, at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 3 at 2 p.m.
The Power of the Imagination!
A Midsummer Night's Dream
The Ballet by Felix Mendelssohn
Barbara and Leland Scifers Dance Performance Theatre
April 4-6, 10-13, at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 14 at 2 p.m.
The Power of the Human Spirit
By Molly Newman and Barbara Damaschek
Music and Lyrics by Barbara Damashek
April 25-27, May 1-4, at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 5 at 2 p.m.
Thomas H. Empey Studio Theatre
Phone: (307) 268-2228
Office: KT 103
|Gertrude Krampert Theatre
125 College Drive
Casper, WY 82601
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About the Casper College Patron Program
The Patron Program provides and additional source of funding to help support theatre and dance at Casper College. In the past, patron funds have been used to help inaugurate the summer theatre program and pay professional guest artists, provide scholarships, pay royalties, operating expenses, and purchase needed equipment to enhance theatre productions.
Patrons Receive the Following Benefits
- Tickets to each of the four main productions each season with seating in any section.
- The exclusive privilege of calling the box office one-week before tickets officially go on sale to arrange seats, giving patrons first seating choice for all performances.
- The ability to purchase any number of additional tickets during this special week.
- Tax deduction above the cost of tickets.
- Mailed reminders for each production.
How Do We Use Your Money?
Since the Krampert Theatre Patron Program was developed during the first year of the operation of the Gertrude Krampert Theatre in 1985-86, it has become the major factor in the success of the theatre (now theatre and dance) program at Casper College. Through the generosity of our patrons the program has been able to grow, attracting high quality theatre and dance students.
In addition, the theatre productions have become a pillar of the arts scene in central Wyoming. Through the years the fundraising program has been guided by community volunteers; our Casper College Theatre Advisory Board. The Advisory Board has prioritized expenditure of donated funds as follows:
The coming year will be the sixth year the Board has supported a large number of tuition scholarships. When our dance program really began to develop beginning about six years ago, there was no longer enough scholarship funding available to cover the increased student need. The Board made helping students its first priority and now patron funds help 20 students per year.
- Guest Artists:
A cornerstone of the theatre and dance educational program is exposure of students to the professional worlds of theatre and dance.
- Play Production:
A portion of every donation is used to supplement the cost of producing plays. This is the cost of the ticket portion of each donation. For example, the royalty costs of Little Shop of Horrors were paid by the patron program.
If you would like to become a member of the Patron Program, please print and fill out the following application. Then mail it to the following address with your payment:
Please download Theatre Patron Program Application.
Box Office Information
Monday – Friday; 10am to 3pm; during the weeks of box office operations
Children & Students: $10
• Krampert Theatre box office
(M-F, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., or at the door)
• Phone 307-268-2500, 800-442-2963, ext. 2500
(M-F, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.)
Visa, MasterCard and Discover accepted - Tickets mailed for $1 per order