Winona State’s Very Own “Oh What a Lovely War”

This week I had the chance to talk with two girls who are a part of Winona State University’s Theatre and Dance Department. They filled me in on the awesome play coming up! This is the last production of the 2016-2017 season.

“Oh, What a Lovely War” is taking place April 5-8th. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Vivian Fusillo Theatre.


Her Campus Winona: First things first, what is this play about?

“Oh, What A Lovely War,” written by Joan Littlewood, is a comedic anti-war play that contains musical pieces and follows the events of the war and stories from soldiers fighting in it.


HC: What is the setting?

The setting takes place during WWI within the various European countries involved. Yet, the second act takes place almost entirely in France since that’s where most of the battles were held.


HC: What is unique about this play compared to other productions Winona State has put on?

This play is unique because unlike many other plays, this play is full of songs. However, the play can be often mistaken as a musical, which it is not. The play incorporates a unique blend of multiple accents along with the performance of lines/songs in other languages, so it’s sure to keep the audience on the edge of their seats.


HC: How many students are involved in this production?

There are about 17 cast members and 15 crew members.


HC: How much will tickets cost?

Tickets will be $6 for students with a student ID and $12 for the general public.

You won’t want to miss out on this spring play. You can get your tickets at www.WSU or at the box office located in the Performing Arts Center.