WSU THAD Rehearsal

The Winona State University CLASP Lecture Series will host “Sustaining the Myth of the American Dream” with James Williams and Heather Williams-Williams at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, in Stark Auditorium 103.

The presentation will discuss the 2014-15 WSU theatre season and the themes of pursuing the stereotype of the American Dream and the fall-out of the pursuit. The productions include Steven Sondheim’s “Assassins,” a musical about American presidential assassins and would-be assassins; “Leaving Iowa,” a play about growing up in the Midwest; and “August, Osage County,” a play about a dysfunctional family in Pawhuska, Oklahoma.

Jim Williams is an assistant professor and chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance. He holds a BA from New England College, an MA from Emerson College and a Ph.D. in theatre from Bowling Green State University. Jim is the director of both “Assassins”and “August: Osage County.”

Heather Williams-Williams, assistant professor of theatre and dance, holds a BFA in acting and MA in theatre from the University of North Dakota and a Ph.D. in theatre/performance studies from Bowling Green State University. Heather was the assistant director and choreographer for “Assassins.” She will direct “Leaving Iowa” and will be a member of the cast of “August: Osage County” in the spring.

For more information, contact Matt Bosworth at 507-457-5009.