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UW theater stages professor's new comedy

UW theater stages professor's new comedy

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» laramie » December 5-7, 12-14

UW theater stages quirky holiday comedy

The University of Wyoming’s production of “How to Survive Your Family at Christmas” by UW Department of Theatre and Dance professor William Missouri Downs offers a comedy “about love, family and what is needed to survive holiday gatherings: forgiveness.” The plot follows a Harvard student home for the holidays to find she has nothing in common with her working-class parents. Complications arise when her Massachusetts Kennedy boyfriend shows up.

Downs has written for NBC sitcoms including “My Two Dads” and “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” The comedy writer, stage director and author has had more than 200 productions of his plays performed in 12 countries and last year was a finalist for the International Nick Darke Playwriting Award.

Where: University of Wyoming’s Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts, 1000 E. University Ave., Laramie

When: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5-7 and 12-14

Tickets & info: $14, $11 for seniors and $7 for students at uwyo.edu/finearts, 307-766-6666, the Performing Arts box office or the Wyoming Union information desk

Follow arts & culture reporter Elysia Conner on twitter @erconner

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