Montana Rep Comedy September 21 on Campus

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This is a free event no need to reserve a seat bring a friend and enjoy!

Montana Repertory Theatre's Educational Outreach Tour is proud to announce the opening of this year's Fall touring show - An Unladylike Battle for Survival in the Sunnyside Library. Directed by Montana Rep Educational Outreach Coordinator Teresa Waldorf, this two-person show stars Kristin Moriarty and Ryan Luwe in yet another hilarious comedy by Jay Kettering.

The play will be performed in the Toepke Center Auditorium on the Dawson Community College campus - Friday, September 21 at 6:30 p.m. This is a free event no need to reserve a seat just bring a friend and enjoy!

About the Play: The Sunnyside Library is no dusty, quiet place-a battle is raging.

There's a new librarian in town by the name of Kerosene Kevin and he's brought with him a novel idea-books are for burning, not reading. Fortunately, during this 50-minute play, you'll see that some of those living on the shelves of Sunnyside have decided to fight back. After a narrow escape from the clutches of Kevin (and only first-degree burns), Jane Eyre has appealed to the Shelf People, but she's only been able to recruit a small ragtag army. Among her troops are Esperanza Cordero, a young girl from the Latino section of Chicago; a spirited and beautiful Sioux warrior called Red Dress; and a literate spider named Charlotte. Together, they devise a plan to put a damper on Kevin's burning desire.

A life and death struggle has begun. Will the stories of these literary heroines continue to be told, or will they be snuffed out in flames? Stay tuned!

Director Teresa Waldorf earned her MFA in Acting/Directing at The University of Montana in 1991 and is an adjunct professor in UM's School of Theatre & Dance. Past UM directing credits include Gypsy, The Rocky Horror Show, Bat Boy, and Still Life with Iris.

This presentation follows in the Montana Rep's Educational Outreach Tour tradition of bringing staged selections of the works of acclaimed historical writers to Montana communities.  This year's featured writers include Charlotte Bronte, E.B. White, Sandra Cisneros, and Susan Power.  

Established in 1977, Montana Repertory Theatre has become one of the most respected professional touring companies in the country today. Recent productions include the highly acclaimed It's a Wonderful Life, Death of a Salesman, A Streetcar Named Desire, and To Kill a Mockingbird. The Montana Repertory Theatre has operated under the artistic direction of Greg Johnson, a member of the Acting/Directing faculty in The University of Montana's School of Theatre & Dance, for the past twenty-one years.

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