A collage of Shakespeare’s greatest hits, “Will Power” will play in the Clarence Brown Lab Theatre
Oct. 25 – Nov 11, 2012
Evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Matinee performances begin at 2:00 p.m. Ticket prices vary. For tickets, please call the CBT box office at 865-974-5161 or Tickets Unlimited at 865-656-4444.
Adapted and directed by UT Theatre faculty member, Kate Buckley, the production is set in a timeless context and includes monologues, scenes, 42 characters, excerpts from 19 plays and six songs.
Kate Buckley (Director) is currently a professor at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Formerly she was a founding member of Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. Her previous directing credits at UT include: “Black Pearl Sings!” “Moonlight and Magnolias,” “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” “Charley’s Aunt,” “Copenhagen,” and “Antigone.”
Drew Barksdale (Man 1) is a junior seeking degrees in both Journalism and Theatre. He last performed in “Kiss Me Kate.” He also has performed at the Oak Ridge Playhouse, the Norris Little Theatre and with Shakespeare on the Square.
Elizabeth Davis (Woman 1) is a senior at UT majoring in Theatre with a minor in English. She has also performed with ACT, the Oak Ridge Playhouse, Roane State Playmakers, Pied Pipers Children’s Troupe, Theatre Knox Downtown, Tennessee Theatre, and Tennessee Stage Co. In addition, she has worked with Children’s Theatre Knoxville, Knoxville Horror Film Festival, and starred in two short films for the Secret City Film Festival (Oak Ridge).
McKinley Merritt (Woman 2) is a sophomore double majoring in Theatre and Deaf Interpreting. Previous CBT credits: “Kiss Me Kate,” “Sweeney Todd,” and “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” She has also performed at Street Theatre Company (Nashville) and Circle Players (Nashville).
Joseph Rebrovick (Man 2/Musician) is a senior studying Theatre and a native of Nashville. Previous CBT credits: “The Who’s Tommy,” “The Music Man,” “Kiss Me Kate,” and “A Christmas Carol.” He also is the voice and music behind the character of Jammer on the online kids program SkWids.com.
Erik Schiller (Man 3) is a UT senior from Clarksville, Tennessee. Previous CBT credits: “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” and “Dead Man’s Cell Phone.” He also has worked with the All Campus Theatre, Tennessee Stage Co., and Shakespeare Unauthorized.
Bailey Stipes (Woman 3) will graduate this May with a BA in Theatre and English. Previous CBT credits: “Kiss Me Kate”, “Christmas Carol”, and “Music Man.”