West Virginia Universitys Division of Theatre and Dance will present the childrens playThe Ice Wolfat the Metropolitan Theatre in downtown Morgantown, Dec. 8-10.

Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9; and 1 p.m., 4 p.m., and 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10.

All performances will be at the historic Metropolitan Theatre on High Street.

Directed by WVU theatre professor Joann Siegrist, head of the childrens theatre and puppetry program,The Ice Wolfis an authentic Eskimo/Inuit tale of a pale-haired child who is cast out by her village after her parents disappear in a storm.

If you have ever felt like you just dont belong�€you must see this play, Siegrist says. The visually-stunning performance tells the story of a child exiled by her own people because she wasthe different one.See what happens when Anatou becomes a wolf in a world filled with magic and myth.

The stage of the Met comes alive with the magical, mystical, frozen world of the Inuit, with their traditions, costumes, customs and stories.

Students in the cast are: J.W. Walton, Michelle Gilbert, Jon Redding, Denice Burbach, Vance Barber, Steven Gibbs, Tom Hinman, Sarah Johnson, Dan Stewart, Smantha Clay, Alex Pawloski, Mike Custer, Alex Gadd, Emily Shaffer, Jason Scott, Aileen Target, and Make Baker.

Puppeteers are Ben Levesque, Matt Link and Matt Laird.

Scenic design is by Danielle Nelson and costume designer is Reiko Ishikawa. Lighting is by WVU theatre faculty member Joshua Williamson and sound designer is Chris Danner. Technical director is Ryan Delbridge and stage manager is Garitt Knotts.

There will also be two preview nights for this play at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6-7, with tickets available at a reduced price.

School matinees will be presented at 10 a.m. Dec. 7-8.

In addition, anUpfront&Backstagepre-show presentation will take place at 12:30 p.m. prior to the Dec. 9 matinee. This presentation will allow the audience to meet the people behind the scenes, tour backstage, and visit the shops where scenery, props, lighting and costumes are created.

TheUpfront&Backstagepresentation will begin in the lobby of the Metropolitan Theatre and is free and open to the public.

Tickets for each of the 2006-2007 Division of Theatre and Dance performances are $15 for the general public and $12 for WVU faculty and staff, senior citizens, students and children.

For tickets or more information, call the WVU Division of Theatre and Dance at 304-293-4841, ext. 3120. Special ticket prices are available for groups of 10 or more.