Wesleyan to Perform "Uncle Vanya" and "Spring Storm"

Nebraska Wesleyan University’s Theatre Department will present two mainstage productions, a tragic comedy by Russian playwright Anton Chekhov and a southern love story by Tennessee Williams.

Uncle Vanya will take the stage beginning Friday, February 12 and continue for two consecutive weekends. This Chekhov classic tells the story of family conflict, wasted opportunity, unrequited love, and societal unrest. Uncle Vanya is widely considered to be Chekhov’s greatest dramatic achievement and one of the most poignant evocations of thwarted desire ever written.

Performances are scheduled for February 12-13 and February 18-20 at 7:30 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee performance on February 14. All shows will be held in Miller Theatre, 51st Street and Huntington Ave.

Students will also perform Spring Storm by Tennessee Williams. Set in a Mississippi town full of small-minded gossips and young people brimming with life, Spring Storm is a love story that follows the tale of a beautiful and charming Heavenly Critchfield, who finds herself torn between two admirers: the earthy, restless Dick Miles and the sensitive, moneyed Arthur Shannon. When forced to make a decision, the consequences of her actions threaten to tear their lives apart.

Performances for Spring Storm will be held February 11-13 and February 19-20 at 7:30 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee show on February 21. All shows will be held at The Studio, located at 2710 N. 48th Street, just west of the NWU campus.

Tickets to each show are $10 for adults, $7.50 for seniors and $5 for students. To reserve tickets, call the theatre box office at 402.465.2384.