Posted 7:01 a.m. Friday, March 5, 2021

Live stream performances of 'Influence' will be at 7:30 p.m. March 10-13 and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 14. On demand streaming will be available March 15-19.

Theatre Department's Comedy of errors satirizes human folly in the digital age

UWL Theatre Arts will perform "Influence," written and directed by UWL faculty member Greg Parmeter. "Influence" is a witty, modern retelling of Moliere’s classic comedy of manners, "The Misanthrope."  Influence delivers both a scathing attack on a superficial, gossip-ridden society and a searing portrait of the isolation thrust upon anyone who dares set against it. 

"Influence" is "The Misanthope" updated for COVID. The production happens live on Zoom and incorporates Tik-Tok, Instagram, Facebook, and other social media to tell the story of Alexander, a 20-something disgusted by the phoniness of modern society and his friends. He is, nevertheless, in love with the fickle, flirtatious and fallacious internet influencer, Carlie Mae.  

This is a streamed performance only; no live audiences will be allowed due to COVID-19. Live stream performances will be at 7:30 p.m. March 10-13 and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 14. On demand streaming will be available March 15-19. Tickets can only be purchased online and are $6 for UWL students; $16 for senior citizens and other students; and $18 for others. Get tickets at www.uwlax.edu/theatre-arts


If you stream: 

WHO:  UWL Department of Theatre Arts 
WHAT:  "Influence" by Greg Parmeter 
WHERE: Streamed performance through Broadway on Demand/ShowShare 
WHEN: Live stream performances 7:30 p.m. March 10-13 and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 14; On Demand recorded performances streamed March 15-19. 
COST: $6 for UWL students; $16 for senior citizens other students; $18 for others. Purchase tickets at www.uwlax.edu/theatre-arts
CAST: Lauren Dochnahl, Louden Ferguson, Danielle Hoffman, Wriley Hoffner, Nick Holland-Hayes, Anna Kral, Jasmine Kratt, Wyatt Molling, Delaney Scudella 
PRODUCTION TEAM:  Greg Parmeter (Playwright/Director), Ben Hess (Stage Manager), Joe Anderson (Costume Designer), Emily Ludewig (Streaming Coordinator)