Five Reasons to Attend the Humanities Festival

By: Lisa S. Icenogle
The Casper College Humanities Festival, Feb. 22-25.

UPDATE 2/23/17 at 11:45 a.m.: Due to a weather-related campus closure Thursday afternoon, several sessions have been rescheduled for Friday.

The 32nd Annual Humanities Festival and Demorest Lecture will focus this year on the theme of “Identity.” Here are five reasons why you should consider attending.

1. Keynote lecturer

The Demorest Keynote Lecturer is celebrated transgender trailblazer Kate Bornstein. “Bornstein has, with humor and spunk, ushered us into a world of limitless possibilities through a daring re-envisionment of the gender system as we know it.” And did we mention that Bornstein is a regular cast member of the second season of E! TV’s “I am Cait,” with Caitlyn Jenner? Bornstein’s presentation will begin at noon on Thursday, Feb. 23 in the Wheeler Concert Hall.

2. “The Rover” theatre production

The debut performance of the Casper College Department of Theatre and Dance’s production of “The Rover” will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23 on the McMurry Mainstage in the Gertrude Krampert Center for Theatre and Dance. “The Rover” is a restoration comedy dealing with mistaken identities, sexual intrigue, and plot complications that will keep attendees delighted until the final curtain. Tickets can be purchased at

3. RedStone Recital and Gallery Series

A pairing of art and music is scheduled for the Casper College RedStone Recital and Gallery Series on Friday, Feb. 24 in the Wheeler Concert Hall. The event begins with a talk, “My Identity as an Artist” by Karen Henneck at 12:30 and continues at 1 p.m. with Helios Piano Trio in the Wheeler Concert Hall in the Music Building on the Casper College campus.

4. thinkWY Insight

thinkWY Insight will begin at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25 at The Lyric. “The Wyoming Humanities will host speakers who have a story of Insight to tell. From the tragic to the hilarious, from the historical to the personal, and from the everyday to the extraordinary. This lively event features seven-minute sessions.”

5. 15+ other sessions

Many more speakers and presentations, too numerous to mention, and, with the exception of “The Rover,” are completely free! Just go to for a schedule and more information.

Media contact: Lisa S. Icenogle

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