The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Department of Theatre and Dance will perform “As We Climb” March 4-6 and 10-12. The show was created through collaborative work among theater students and a faculty director. Photo courtesy UW-Stevens Point.

STEVENS POINT – A drama that examines gender inequities and sexist ideologies will be performed March 4-6 and 10-12 by the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Department of Theatre and Dance.

“As We Climb” will be staged in the Studio Theatre of the Noel Fine Arts Center, 1800 Portage St., Stevens Point, at 7:30 p.m. March 4 and 5 and March 10 and 12. Matinees will be offered at 2 p.m. March 6 and March 12. Face coverings will be required at each performance.

In “As We Climb,” a young woman has run away. As her grieving father and community are left behind, they must face their own experiences of systemic sexism and oppression and consider the ways in which they perpetuate these broken systems.

“The characters in the story are offered the opportunity to stand with feminist ideals and honor the full humanity of others,” said the show director, Elizabeth Parks, a visiting assistant professor of acting. “They have to ultimately decide whether to rebuild their lives and their world or keep perpetuating a world in which systemic oppression rules.”

The show is an original devised theater production, created through collaboration and improvisation by the student actors and director.

Tickets are $27 for adults, $24 for seniors, faculty and staff members and $16 for youths. UW-Stevens Point students with I.D. can get tickets for $10 in advance or $7 day of show. Purchase tickets online at, by calling 715-346-4100, or by visiting the Information and Tickets Office in Dreyfus University Center in Stevens Point. Tickets will also be available at each venue starting one hour prior to each performance.