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Get your rump over to University Theatre's 'Rumpelstilzkin'

Sure, the story's familiar. But see "Rumpelstiltzkin" as performed by university theater actors and an old tale becomes new.

University of Wisconsin-Superior closes out their 2007-'08 season with the family comedy, written by Norman Robbins. The shows begin at 7:30 p.m. April 25-26 and May 2-3 and 2 p.m. April 27 and May 4.

"Rumpelstiltzkin" is an adaptation of the famous fairy tale. It opens with a simple child's game that leads to misunderstanding and silly fun. In spite of an evil gnome, stupid henchmen and a wicked Baron, all ends happily.

This script for "Rumpelstiltzkin" incorporates many elements of the classic theatrical style, pantomime. Actors leave the stage and interact directly with the audience. There are pratfalls, spit takes and other physical bits of comedy, and local references are sprinkled liberally throughout the script.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students, $5 for children 12 and younger, and $1 for UWS students with a valid ID. Discount rates of $5 per person are available for groups of 10 or more. All tickets may be reserved by calling 394-8380.

All performances take place in the Manion Theater, located in the Holden Fine and Applied Arts Center on Catlin Avenue and North 19th Street on the UWS campus. For maps and directions to campus, go online to