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Premiere performances

Posted 8 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021

A new play created by UWL associate professors Laurie Kincman and Greg Parmeter and their students will capture the untold stories of Sept. 11, 2001, as told by the people who experienced it firsthand. “Severe Clear: Sept. 11 from Memory to History" debuts Oct. 15 in UWL's Toland Theatre.

UWL’s original theatre production recounts 9/11

The UWL Department of Theatre Arts is premiering the original documentary drama, Severe Clear: September 11 from Memory to History,” written by UWL department students and faculty.  

“Severe Clear” takes the stage 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15-16; Thursday through Friday, Oct. 21-23; and at 2 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 17 and 24. Performances run in Toland Theatre, Center for the Arts, 333 N. 16th St. 

The play highlights the personal stories and sensory experiences of a collection of witnesses, survivors and rescue personnel in New York, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., at the Pentagon, and aboard Air Force One. “Severe Clear” draws on hundreds of interviews and testimonials, as well as reports, news footage, and air traffic control transcripts and audio files. See more about the original production.

Tickets go on sale at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11, at the box office in the Center for the Arts or at 608.785.6696. Box office hours are 1- 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday ,and one hour before shows. Due to a technical issue with the Theatre’s new ticketing system, AudienceView, patrons will not be able to purchase tickets online. Tickets are: $8 for UW-L students; $18 for senior citizens and other students; and $20 for others. 

The Department of Theatre Arts is adhering to guidelines from the university and La Crosse County Health Department regarding masking and social distancing. Currently, all theatregoers must wear a mask in campus buildings, including during theatre performances. Any changes to this policy will be posted on the Theatre’s webpage and/or in the box office lobby area.   


If you go:

Who:  UWL Department of Theatre Arts 

What: Premiere performances of: “Severe Clear: September 11 from Memory to History” 

Where: Toland Theatre, UWL Center for the Arts, 333 N. 16th St. 

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15-16; Thursday through Friday, Oct. 21-23; and 2 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 17 and 24

Tickets: $8 for UW-L students; $18 for senior citizens and other students; and $20 for others. 

Tickets may be purchase in person or phone beginning Oct. 11 at 608.785.6696. Box Office hours are 1-4:30 p.m. weekdays and one hour before performances. The Box Office is in the lobby of the Center for the Arts, 333 N. 16th St. 


Cast Erik Berg, Nicholas Bilyeu, Adam Bloom, Nina Fredrickson, Anna Halvorsen, Nick Holland-Hayes, Jasmine Kratt, Ronald Mickle, Kenadi Tossing 

Playwright: Camille Foss, Corinne Kessler, Laurie Kincman, Emily Ludewig, Greg Parmeter, Emily Rux, and Syndey Smith with Noah Mastaglio and Beth Miller 

Production Team: Greg Parmeter (Director), Carson Kreger (Stage Manager), Michelle Collyar (Costume Designer), Megan Morey (Scenic Designer/Technical Director), Emily Ludewig (Sound Designer), Mandy Kolbe (Lighting Designer), Laurie Kincman (Dramaturg)  


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