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Iconic Rock Musical Debuts at Williams Theatre

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Craig is taking his final bow at the end of this year as head of PFW's Design Technology Program

If you're looking for a fresh new take on a theatrical pop culture classic, the iconic rock & roll musical Grease is making its debut tonight on Purdue Fort Wayne's Williams Theatre stage.

Its not only the first time the show has been produced there, its also the first time that either Craig Humphrey, head of PFW's Design Technology Program or assistant professor of Musical Theater, James Stover have tackled the piece.

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James Stover is making his directorial debut at PFW with this production.

The plot thickens, you might say, as the two are passing the torch with this theatrical adventure--Craig is preparing to retire from teaching as James is making his directorial debut here.

For the back stage perspective of it all, WBOI's Julia Meek sat down with Humprhey and Stover to discuss the play itself as well as the collaboration they enjoyed during its production, and how they view the time they've enjoyed working together in the School's Department of Theater.

Event Information:

PFW's Production of Grease @ Williams Theatre, Fort Wayne
Friday & Saturday, Febrary 27th & 28th, 2020
Thursday, March 5th-Saturday, March 7th
8:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 1st
2:00 p.m.

For ticket information visit the PFW website.

A Fort Wayne native, Julia is a radio host, graphic artist, and community volunteer, who has contributed to NIPR both on- and off-air for forty years. Besides being WBOI's arts & culture reporter, she currently co-produces and hosts Folktales and Meet the Music.
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