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Alum Matt Williams, Creator of "Roseanne" and "Home Improvement", Returning to Campus January 21

Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2023

The University of Evansville (UE) Department of Theatre is proud to announce that alumnus Matt Williams '73 will be returning to campus for Glimpses: An Evening with Matt Williams. The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 21, 2023, in Shanklin Theatre's John David Lutz Theatre Lab. Williams will promote his upcoming book, Glimpses, a collection of stories of hope, humanity, and humor.

An Evansville native, Williams is best known as the creator and executive producer of the hit series Roseanne as well as co-creator and executive producer of Home Improvement, one of the most successful programs in television history. Williams started his television career when he joined The Cosby Show during its premiere season and worked as a writer/producer for three subsequent seasons. He also co-created the series A Different World. His work was nominated for Emmy and Humanitas Awards and won a Peabody Award for Outstanding Achievement in Television Writing.

In addition to his many credits, Williams is a founding board member of The New Harmony Project and the Cherry Lane Theatre. He is currently an adjunct associate professor at Columbia University School of the Arts Theatre Program. He lives in New York with his wife, actress Angelina Fiordellisi, the executive director of the Cherry Lane Theatre.

Tickets for the event can be purchased online at uealumnionline.com/mattwilliams. Tickets are $75, which include a seat at the reading as well as the post-show reception with Williams in the new Matt Williams Lobby of Shanklin Theatre. Livestream tickets to the reading are available for $25. For questions, please call 812-488-2744.

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