play http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en UW theatre premier puts philosophy of Ayn Rand on trial http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/uw-theatre-premier-puts-philosophy-ayn-rand-trial <p>Playwright William Missouri Downs says Ayn Rand’s rational, objective philosophy helped him through college. But in Downs’ newest play, certainty is lacking. Writer and philosopher Ayn Rand is put on trial, and the audience is the jury. Wyoming Public Media’s Micah Schweizer spoke with William Missouri Downs.</p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 21:42:50 +0000 Micah Schweizer 48945 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org UW theatre premier puts philosophy of Ayn Rand on trial Playwright Gregory Hinton talk about his latest project, Waiting for a Chinook http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/playwright-gregory-hinton-talk-about-his-latest-project-waiting-chinook <p>Waiting For A Chinook will close out the Snowy Range Summer Theatre season this year. The story follows a reporter from the city who returns to his Western hometown to search for meaning in the writings of his late father.</p><p>I spoke to author Gregory Hinton, who, like his hero, returned to Wyoming from California to seek out his own father’s writings in archives of the Cody Enterprise, where G.C. Kip Hinton was an editor.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 18:45:22 +0000 Irina Zhorov 43366 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Playwright Gregory Hinton talk about his latest project, Waiting for a Chinook Simpson family to perform dramatic version of epic Civil War poem http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/simpson-family-perform-dramatic-version-epic-civil-war-poem <p>We’re joined now by Pete and Lynne Simpson. They’re doing a production of the play “John Brown’s Body,” which they’ll perform across the state this month. Lynne Simpson tells Willow Belden the play is actually an epic poem, written by Stephen Vincent Benet about 50 years after the end of the Civil War.</p> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 21:26:55 +0000 Willow Belden 32272 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Simpson family to perform dramatic version of epic Civil War poem