Theatre and dance department produces world premiere on Barnett stage

November 21, 2011

Edwin Booth promotional imageTheater and dance students at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater combine clever humor, dashing sword fights and beautiful romance to produce "The Edwin Booth Company Presents..." The production makes its world premiere at the Barnett Theatre on Tuesday, Nov. 29.

The play is set in 1858, a year of intense conflict and growth in American history. The script focuses on Booth, the brother of Abraham Lincoln's assassin, John Wilkes Booth. The play is an attempt to bring Edwin's legacy out from under the shadow of his brother's shocking act.

Written and directed by popular Milwaukee actress Angela Iannone, the romantic historical fiction follows Edwin Booth and company as they arrive in Boston for an extended engagement, only to have everything fall apart hours before show time. Iannone, who is also a theatre and dance lecturer at UW-Whitewater, refers to her script as a "love letter to Edwin Booth."

Watch a little slice of American history unfold when bullwhips, sword fights, horse thieves, gladiator battles, riots and much more combine for a magical evening of theater that will uplift and entertain.

The production runs from Nov. 29 - Dec. 3, and begins at 7:30 p.m. each night. Tickets are available at the Greenhill Center Box Office Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. or by phone at 262-472-2222.

Tickets may also be purchased the night of the performance, beginning one hour prior to curtain, as availability allows. Single tickets for each production are $10 for the general public, $8 for those over 65, $5.50 for those under 18 and $4.50 for students with a valid UW-Whitewater ID.

If you have a disability and desire accommodations, please advise us as early as possible by contacting Sarah Altermatt at 262-472-5943 for further information.


Sara Kuhl