Academics

Wisconsin Lutheran College Theatre Department Production Accepted in the Regional 2008 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival

Date Posted: December 18, 2007

A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur photoMilwaukee – The Wisconsin Lutheran College Theatre Department production of Tennessee Williams’  has been accepted in the Regional 2008 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF). The festival performance will take place on January 12 at the Cardinal Stritch University Theatre.

The KCACTF is a national theatre program involving more than 18,000 students and 600 academic institutions nationwide that has served as a catalyst in improving the quality of college theatre in the United States. It gives theater departments and student artists a place to showcase their work and receive outside assessment.

Thirty-three schools entered productions to be considered for selection to the regional festival. “We were one of approximately six to eight full-length productions selected to perform,” says Jan Nelson, professor and director of theatre at Wisconsin Lutheran College. “There are many larger universities with graduate acting programs that compete in our region, so we feel very honored to have been selected.”

The theatre department chose A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur because it is a rather unknown play by a well-known playwright, thus giving it literary and educational merit. It was also chosen because it consists of a small cast and is a single-set show, allowing for ease of transporting the show.

This production will be performed again at Wisconsin Lutheran College on January 25-27, 2008, in the Raabe Theatre of the Center for Arts and Performance, 8815 West Wisconsin Avenue. For more information or to order tickets, call the Box Office at (414) 443-8802 or visit wlc.edu/arts.

Wisconsin Lutheran College is a four-year, Christian liberal arts college located on the west side of Milwaukee.