LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 30, 2018) — The University of Kentucky Department of Theatre and Dance will pay homage to its 50th anniversary season in “The V Little Wolves Accelerate Now,” the closing performance of the program’s new improvisation troupe. The Skitty Kitties will perform 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, in the Briggs Theatre, located in the Fine Arts Building. The performance is free and open to the public.
“The V Little Wolves Accelerate Now” is a satirical review of all the department’s main stage productions this season, from the doo-wop musical “Little Shop of Horrors” to William Shakespeare’s “Henry V” to the high school soccer field drama “The Wolves.”
The student improv group was formed last semester through a class taught by acting instructor Drew Davidson. The group attended the Southeast College Improv Tournament at the Whole World Improv Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia, in January. In just a few months the group has progressed into an award-winning troupe, presenting monthly performances on UK’s campus.
The UK Department of Theatre and Dance at UK College of Fine Arts has played an active role in the performance scene in Central Kentucky for more than 100 years and is currently celebrating 50 years of offering theatre as an educational program of study. Students in the program get hands-on training and one-on-one mentorship from the renowned professional theatre faculty. The liberal arts focus of their bachelor's degree program is coupled with ongoing career counseling to ensure a successful transition from campus to professional life.
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