Bag and Box Theatre Shares Drama with the Community

The University of Montana Western’s Fine Arts Department presents its final productions of the year for the Bank of Commerce Performing Arts Series.

Bag and Box Theatre
Bag and Box Theatre, performed April 26-28, 2018, at the UMW campus as part of the Bank of Commerce Performing Arts Series, features a show for children, “Tales from Tom Sawyer” and “Scenes, Small Plays and Improvisation” for adults as the final theatre offerings of the spring 2018 semester.

Two different shows are being presented under the concept of “Bag and Box Theatre.”

The “Bag and Box” concept is that theatrically, the play is simply done. Actors wear t-shirts and jeans, draw a hat or a prop out of a box, and “become” their character with just a few items, and with a lot of the audience’s imagination.

Dr. Judy Ulrich, Fine Arts and Education Professor at the University of Montana Western for the past 30 years, will be directing “Tales from Tom Sawyer” on April 26, 27, and 28 at 3:30 p.m. in the small auditorium on the University of Montana Western campus.

Assisting her in directing will be Rob Holter, a visiting artist and instructor, and the play will be performed by Holter’s “Introduction to Theatre” class of twenty-five students.

Drama student Brandon Hunter will also be directing his first university show, “Scenes, Small Plays and Improvisation” on April 26, 27, and 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the small auditorium on the University of Montana Western campus.

Hunter, a business major, has cast and crewed a group of 10 students who then created three, 10-minute plays. Following the plays, there will be improv games with audience participation and prizes. This show is recommended for adults only due to language and mature themes.

“Tales from Tom Sawyer” is free for children five and older accompanied by an adult.

Individual tickets are $8 and Montana Western students are admitted free of charge. Please email [email protected] for reservations and more information or call (406) 660-0221.

The shows are made possible by generous funding from ASUMW/Student Senate.

MORE STORIES