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Halloween Activities at UWRF

By Rachel Hafele
University Communications

OCT. 23, 2009 | October and November are the months of thrills and chills as the fall Halloween weather gives college students a chance to relive their childhoods with a open house for area trick-or-treaters as well as other activities.

On Oct. 29-31, The University Theatre department presents “Urinetown: the Musical” at 7:30 p.m. in the Blanche Davis Theatre of the Kleinpell Fine Arts Building on campus. Come join as a revolt ensues against the dreaded Mr. Cladwell and the Urine Good Company. For ticket information contact the University Box Office at 715-425-3114. Tickets are $15 for adults and $9 for students with I.D. and seniors. Box office hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays and the box office is also open an hour prior to performance. For information contact the University Box Office at 715-425-3114.

On Saturday, Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. the residence halls will host the annual “Halloween in the Halls.” The residence halls provide warm, well-lit areas for the Halloween activities for community trick-or-treaters. Activities include door-to-door trick-or-treating, games, refreshments and a haunted house in Grimm Hall. The haunted house is open from 6 to 7:30 p.m.; admission is $3 per child or $2 with a canned food item. Johnson, May Prucha and Stratton halls are located on the west end of the campus. Hathorn Hall is located in the center of the campus. Parker, McMillan, Crabtree, and Grimm halls are located on the east end of the campus. For more information contact UWRF Residence Life at 715-425-4444.

On Wednesday, Nov. 4, UWRF journalism professor emeritus Michael Norman will be at the River Falls Public Library to read from and sign his newest book, “The Nearly Departed, Minnesota Ghost Stories and Legends,” published by the Minnesota Historical Society. Norman is author/coauthor of five collections of American ghost stories including “Haunted Wisconsin,” “Haunted Heartland,” “Haunted America” and “Historic Haunted America.” His newest book uncovers almost three dozen stories of legitimate Minnesota eeriness to thrill readers. For more information contact the River Falls Public Library at 715-425-0905.

On Friday, Nov. 13, the UWRF theatre fraternity Alpha Psi Omega continues its recent tradition of presenting a midnight showing of Richard O’Brian’s “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” in the Blanche Davis Theatre of the Kleinpell Fine Arts building on campus. In true tradition of "Rocky Horror," students will act out the strange and outrageous characters in front of the screen as they appear on the film. Before the movie, the audience can join the fun of the pre-show, including the Rocky Horror Pledge, crazy phantoms and the anticipation of the “singing” lips! The pre-show begins at 11 p.m. and the lips sing at midnight. Audience member can purchase optional prop bags and participate in pre-show games. For more information contact the UWRF communications studies and theatre arts department at 715-425-3971.


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