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UWFox Stages Theatrical Production of 'Equus'

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The University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley Theatre Department production of “Equus” is scheduled for performances on April 14, 15, 16, 21, 22 at 7:00 p.m. and on April 23 for a 2:00 p.m. matinee. All performances are in the campus’ Fine Arts Theatre.

“ ‘ Equus’ is an intriguing drama exploring a psychiatrist’s attempt to understand a young English stable boy, who has committed a shocking act of violence,” according the Susan Rabideau, Theatre Director at UWFox, who is directing the stage play. “It’s part detective story, part psychological thriller, and a strong theatrical creation that the audience is sure to enjoy. The play explores questions about what is ‘normal’ and to what extent society will go to normalize people – or lock them away somewhere if they can’t be normalized.” Rabideau expressed that “Equus” is best suited for mature audiences.

The play was written by Peter Shafer, the acclaimed author of “Amadeus,” according to Rabideau. Equus stage photo

The cast of “Equus” includes Micheil Marsh (Appleton), Cindy Yungwirth (Appleton), Fran St. Andre (Appleton), Andy Barth (Kimberly), Adrienne Fails (Menasha), Megi Strobel (Menasha), Michael Brochtrup (Appleton), Mike Hanson (Appleton), Kenzie Rehfeldt (Appleton), Dannon Raith (Neenah), Sheighie McKay (Menasha), and Doug Troy Fochs (Neenah), and Darlene Hengels (Neenah).

With Rabideau directing, the scenic designer is Dan Mulroy; the lighting designer is Adrienne Falls; and the costumers are Jessica La Pointe, Ashley Maehl, and Andrea Steudel.

For more information about the audition opportunity or about the play, contact Rabideau at 832-2857 or email susan.rabideau@uwc.edu.

The University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley is located at 1478 Midway Road, Menasha.

Photo: UWFox students Kenzie Rehfeldt of Appleton (left) and Andy Barth of Kimberly star as ‘Jill Mason’ and ‘Alan Strang,’ respectively, in the campus’ production of ‘Equus.’

Posted 4/4/2005