WSU Theatre Area Announces Digital Season

OGDEN, Utah – The Weber State University theatre area in the Department of Performing Arts will present an original six-part series titled “Crushing the Curve: An Experiment in Digital Theatre” for the university’s autumn 2020 performing arts season.

Three of the pieces in the series will be fully-produced and filmed theatrical showcases, while the other three will give audience members an exclusive look at the creative processes happening behind-the-scenes of live productions.

“This season is unlike anything we’ve ever done before at Weber State University,” says Catherine Zublin, professor and co-coordinator of the theatre program. “It’s been both a challenge and an incredible opportunity to create original art for this particular moment in history. I’ve been so impressed by the creativity of our students, faculty and staff as we put together ‘Crushing the Curve’ and cannot wait to share the series with the public.”

Each event in the virtual series is fully-produced by WSU’s theatre area and is free to the public. Tickets to access digital performances may be reserved at weber.edu/artscalendar.

Crushing the Curve Event Series: 

"Behind the Curtain" Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m.

"Behind the Curtain" takes audiences behind the scenes for Weber State University’s musical production, "Pippin." Catch a glimpse of song and dance, hear from and see the work of designers, and meet the cast and crew who put in the work to make the magic happen. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

"Fever" - Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m.

"Fever" is a student-driven showcase of scenes and songs, fully produced by the Associated Arts of the Theatre at Weber State University, a student-run organization of theatre performers and practitioners. This performance is a special spooktacular that is sure to be both delightful and frightful! Recommended for ages 8 and up.

"Alice" - Nov. 5, 7:30 p.m.

"Alice" is a dark comedy radio play written by Michael Ivan Bennett, based on the classic novel "Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland." This production is reimagined for the digital medium, and audience members will see the original tale’s iconic characters, but with a twist of gruesomeness. Expect to be both delighted and aghast in a play perfect for the fall season. Recommended for ages 13 and up.

"Illumination" - Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m.

"Illumination" features the premiere reading of four new works created specifically for digital theatre by students at Weber State University. The performance on November 19 is recommended for ages 13 and up. A second performance date for audiences ages 18 and up featuring an additional fifth play will be added soon.

"A New World" - Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m.

"A New World" is a musical showcase exploring life and the world we live in through the art of song. Experience all the highs and lows, joys and sorrows, and messy in-betweens life has to offer from the comfort of your own screen. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

For more information and to reserve tickets, visit weber.edu/artscalendar.

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Contact:

Cassie Smith, Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities marketing and public relations manager
801-450-7189 • cassiesmith1@weber.edu

Author:

Cassie Smith, Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities marketing and public relations manager
801-450-7189 • cassiesmith1@weber.edu