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Comedy meets combat in 'Slap Schtick' theatre production

May 27, 2014

By Emma Carter/STI Public Information Director
Summer Theatre Institute students on Friday will present “Slap Schtick,” comedy meets combat.
The show, which begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Warehouse Theatre, will consist of a series of fight vignettes. Some students created original scenes, while others took familiar scenes—everywhere from Bridesmaidsto Shakespeare—and added a physical fight.
Audience members can expect to “ooh” and “ahh” at the convincing fight sequences and laugh at the circumstances from which each fight has sprung.
The performance is directed and choreographed by guest artist John Wilson, a professional director, actor, fight choreographer and teacher. Wilson’s regional credits include American Heartland Theatre, Unicorn Theatre, Heart of America Shakespeare Festival, Denver Center Theatre Company, Ensemble Theatre Company, Denver, Co., and his most recent effort, “Romeo and Juliet,” which was his seventh fight director assignment for the Kansas City Repertory Theatre. 
The show is free and open to the pubic and will run approximately one hour. It is for those ages 12 and up.

The Summer Theatre Institute is an on-campus intensive theatre experience for students between their first and second years. Upcoming shows include:
·   The Blessed Unrest Project7:30 p.m., Friday, June 6Warehouse Theatre, 104 Willis Ave.Directed by Jessica Burr and Matt OpatrnyAn evening of thrilling, artist-driven magic!
· Women of the West
7:30 p.m., Friday, June 13Warehouse Theatre, 104 Willis Ave.Adapted and Directed by Lamby HedgeUsing authentic diaries and letters of the period, STI will make women of the frontier come alive once more.
·  A Grand Night for Show Music7:30 p.m., Monday, June 23Macklanburg Playhouse, 100 Willis Ave.Directed by Rob Doyen, Musical Direction by Cheryl Nichols and Choreographed by Millie Garvey
A joyous Broadway musical revue.

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