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UW Students Envision Revolt of Martian Colony

Updated on June 11, 2012
In the sold-out  "Revolution from Above" the UW-Milwaukee theater conveys Martian colonists' passion for equal rights.
In the sold-out "Revolution from Above" the UW-Milwaukee theater conveys Martian colonists' passion for equal rights.

UW-Milwaukee Students Perform Mock Revolution

June 3, 2032 – Drama students at UW-Milwaukee are known for producing stellar end-of-semester performances. This year they topped themselves with a well-informed science fiction piece that combines our Martian colonial present with events from the American Revolution. The work was produced in conjunction with students from the university's history department.

Titled Revolution from Above, the play is being acclaimed for its keen political insight. Drama graduate Ruby Stapleman, who co-authored the script, sees it as a harbinger of upcoming news stories. “Our play draws from current events on Mars. Issues like taxation without representation and the right to maintain a militia might not be mainstream news yet, but they’re definitely bubbling toward the surface among colonists.”

Live performances of Revolution at UW-Milwaukee's Mainstage Theater are sold out until the fall term. Full holographic files of the June 2, 2032 performance are available as free downloads on YouFace.

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