's English and theater departments will sponsor a trip to
the American Players Theatre at Spring
Green, Wis. , from Thursday
to Saturday, Sept. 16
The trip, open to
the public, includes tickets to performances of the comedies
"Twelfth Night" by William Shakespeare, "The Playboy of the
Western World" by John Millington Synge, and "London Assurance"
by Dion Boucicault, lodging at the Spring Valley Inn, transportation,
and breakfast each day. A discussion with actors and a backstage
tour of the theatre are also planned. The trip is led by Dr.
Marty Knepper, department chair of English at Morningside
Theatre, in its 25th season, is situated in a natural amphitheater
on 110 acres of woods and meadow just off the Wisconsin River.
The acting company produces plays performed in repertory during
the summer and early fall each year. Founded in 1979, the
theatre has become the second most popular outdoor classical
theatre in the country.
trip has become a Morningside tradition that both Morningside
students and adults from the community have enjoyed," said
Knepper, who has taken groups to Spring Green every year since
1989. "It is a weekend of classic plays performed during a
beautiful time of the year in a beautiful part of the country.
This season's plays are especially intriguing as each represents
a different form of comedy."
Knepper said participants
will have free time to hike, shop, boat, and tour local attractions.
The Spring Green community features the House on the Rock,
one of Wisconsin 's most popular tourist sites, and the Frank
Lloyd Wright buildings. Nearby attractions include Dodgeville,
home of Land's End ; Mineral Point, an English style village
featuring arts and crafts shops; and the capital city of Madison.
Cost of the trip
is $225, which includes the theatre tickets, lodging, breakfasts,
and transportation by automobile. Additional costs will include
lunch and dinner meals, snacks, and optional activities. The
group will depart from Sioux City at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept.
16, and return around midnight on Saturday, Sept. 18. Openings
are available on a first-come, first-served basis until Thursday,
For additional information
or to make reservations, contact Marcie Ponder in the English
department at (712) 233-5126.
and high school students may qualify for an $85 travel grant.
Travel grants are given to students who have financial need
along with a strong interest in theater or English. Travel
grants are available on a first-come, first-served basis and
are not dispensed automatically to any applicant. They are
intended to make the opportunity available to students who
might not otherwise be able to participate.
Students who wish
to apply for the travel grant or persons who wish to volunteer
as drivers should also contact Ponder at (712) 233-5126 or
by e-mail at email@example.com.