WCSU theatre arts students soon en route to Edinburgh
Area residents offered opportunity to see live show before it tours

DANBURY, CONN. — This summer marks a milestone for the Department of Theatre Arts at Western Connecticut State University. It’s the 10th time faculty and students will travel to Edinburgh, Scotland, to participate in the renowned Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the largest arts festival in the world.

From Tuesday, July 31, through Sunday, Aug. 11, more than two dozen WCSU students and recent graduates will stage “Lysistrata: The Disco Vaudeville Rock ’N ’Roll Musical” at the Gilded Balloon Teviot Debating Hall at Bistro Square in Edinburgh. WCSU Professor of Theatre Arts and the show’s director Sal Trapani said, “For our students, performing in Edinburgh is a life-changing experience in many ways.”

Area residents can see the show that will go abroad at free dress rehearsal performances at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24, and 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 25, at the Berkshire Theatre on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury.

“The shows are a chance for students to perform before a live audience and an opportunity for the public to see how talented our students are,” Trapani said.

For more information, call the Office of University Relations at (203) 837-8486.


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