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Anaïs Mitchell to Wow in the Fredric March Play Circle

Press release

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Contact: Esty Dinur, edinur@wisc.edu, (608) 262-3907

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The Wisconsin Union Theater is pleased to welcome Anaïs Mitchell to the Fredric March Play Circle on Thursday, October 12th, 2017, at 8:00 pm. Pricing is as follows: UW-Madison students are $10, Union Members and Non-UW Students are $25, UW Faculty and Staff are $26, and the general public are $27 (Youth up to 18-years-old are $20. Up to two youth tickets with a regular ticket). Tickets can be purchased on our website, at the Memorial Union box office or by calling 608-265-ARTS.


A singer and songwriter, Anaïs Mitchell is a poet as much as a composer and performer. Her sensational folk ballads combine storytelling and musicianship to produce intricate narratives and powerful messages.


Mitchell’s nine albums have punctuated a successful career featuring collaborations with folk legends like Bon Iver and Ani DiFranco. The stage production of her album, Hadestown, a folk opera based on the Orpheus myth, opened off-Broadway to rave reviews in May 2016. The New York Times called it “inventive, beguiling and spellbinding” and Vogue announced, “Hadestown will be your new theater obsession.”


Mitchell has accompanied The Low Anthem, Josh Ritter, and Punch Brothers, and her songs “address contemporary angst with uncanny vision…. A formidable songwriting talent, according to The New York Times. She has also performed alongside fellow 2017/18 season performer, Joe Pug.


This performance is presented by the Wisconsin Union Theater’s Performing Arts Committee and welcomed by Four Seasons Theatre.  This concert was supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts and the Wisconsin Arts Board. Other sponsors include Four Seasons Theatre, the Manley Fund, Sahney Fund, and Weaver Fund. Media sponsor is WORT 89.9 FM.