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U Theatre Production Features Pulitzer- Prize Winning Playwright/Actor's Work

FEB. 5, 2007--The UW-River Falls theater season picks up spring semester with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, screenwriter and actor Sam Shepard's "God of Hell," running from Feb. 22 to 24 and March 1-3. All performances are at 7:30 p.m. in the Blanche Davis Theatre of Kleinpell Fine Arts Building on campus.

Shepard's 2004 play is set on a farm in rural Wisconsin and follows the travails of quiet Midwestern dairy-farming couple, Frank and Emma, whose tranquil lives--and cattle--are sorely abused after the arrival of nefarious government official Mr. Welch, who is in pursuit of an old friend of Frank's.

Shepard has been quoted as saying that the play was written in part as a response to the events of September 11, 2001, and describes the play as "a take-off on Republican fascism." While a resident of Stillwater, Minn., Shepard was said to have a writing cottage in rural Wisconsin, near River Falls.

Tickets are $7, with a student and senior discounted price of $4. For more information or season ticket information contact the university box office at 715-425-3114 or 800-228-5423 or visit . Box office opens one week before first performance 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon.-Fri. and one hour before each performance.


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