Issue #404 Feb. 19, 2020

Fire Ball Is Hot Stuff

Pride Is A Riot will heat up Ojibwe Ballroom

author & photographer by Nate Cooksey, photos by Luong Huynh

Each year, UW-Eau Claire’s Fire Ball brings drag performers from around the country to Eau Claire for the largest drag ball fundraiser in the Midwest. Participants celebrate the individuality, self-realization and ...

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Issue #402 Jan. 22, 2020

Opening Shot | Jan. 22, 2020

photos by Gabbey Piper

HOP TO IT. The 7th Annual Eau Claire Improv Festival (Jan. 18 at The Metro) featured Chicago’s Second City group performing “Immediate Musical” (a whole musical based on one audience suggestion), along with Memorial High School Improv, Shambles, and Minneapolis-based Glassworks Improv.

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Issue #401 Jan. 8, 2020

Through the Cracks

documentary screening sheds light on trauma

Eric Christenson

In his 14 years as a backbone cast member on Saturday Night Live, Darrell Hammond showed the world what a gifted impressionist and talented comedian he was. We’ve all seen his masterful ...

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Issue #401 Jan. 8, 2020

Singing, Dancing on the Fly

Eau Claire Improv Festival features on-the-spot musical

Caitlin Boyle

On Jan. 18, The Metro in downtown Eau Claire will welcome people who like to laugh, socialize, and have a good time for the 7th Annual Eau Claire Improv Festival. But what sets this year’s festival ...

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Issue #398 Nov. 27, 2019

The Long Wait

UWEC Theatre stages production of Waiting For Godot

author & photographer by Nate Cooksey

Beckett’s absurdist masterpiece Waiting For Godot will be coming to Riverside Theatre stage in the Haas Fine Arts Center at UW-Eau Claire. Presented by UWEC Theatre, Waiting For Godot is certain to keep ...

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Issue #396 Oct. 30, 2019

Explosive Production

Menomonie High stages historic Wisconsin premiere of historic play

Tom Giffey

A new drama by a Texas playwright that recounts an important part of the Badger State’s World War II history will make its Wisconsin premiere in November at Menomonie High School ...

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Issue #393 Sept. 18, 2019

Infinity, Revised

updated version of retired prof’s play staged in Twin Cities

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The historical characters included in Jack Bushnell’s one-act play, The Infinity Monologues – Stephen Hawking, Amelia Earhart, and Lawrence Oates – were all trailblazers of ...

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