Coriolana is the final production of UMD Theatre's 2012 - 2013 season. It's a conception of Shakespeare's Coriolanus, switched to a female focus in order to make the most of UMD Theatre's casting pool, which is mostly women. "We needed a show that used more women," director Kate Ufema says. "We had all these talented women but not enough roles to showcase them all."
The show is receiving rave reviews. The Duluth News Tribune's Paul Brissett said, "It’s a sumptuous production, from a soaring latticework stockade of a set, to Laura Piotrowski’s stylized period costumes. Graeme Shields’ music and Paul Blakely’s sound design complement the dialogue and action perfectly, and Sue Ellen Berger’s lighting both creates mood and focuses attention." (Read the entire review here.)
BACKSTAGE with Coriolana:
UMD’s director of photography Brett Groehler ventured backstage, into Coriolana’s dressing rooms where actors were transformed into fierce warriors in a post-apocalyptic world.
Remaining Coriolana performances May 1 – 4 at 7:30 p.m.
BOGO night on Wed., 5/1: UMD Faculty, Staff & Students receive 2 for 1 tickets by calling the box office
SFA Box Office in MPAC is open Monday - Friday, 10 am - 4 PM and 1.5 hours prior to showtime.
Story written by Lori C. Melton, firstname.lastname@example.org