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Academania: aka I’m Only doing this for Tenure

Ed Wagenseller
Running Time:60:00 minutes
Event Date(s)
7:00 PM EST
Thursday, November 8
2:00 PM EST
Saturday, November 10

A college professor fights his way up the academic food chain in an effort to achieve the status of tenured professor. This comedic musical romp through higher education and the ridiculousness that is Academia is a first person look at life as an academic though the eyes of the performer. Come laugh, gasp, and cry at academic life according to writer/director/actor Ed Wagenseller.


Ed Wagenseller has been working professionally in film, television and theatre for over two decades. In addition to his professional work, he is also an Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington where he teaches acting, directing and other performance related courses. He has been seen on House of Cards, Vice Principals, Sleepy Hollow and other national TV shows, commercials, and feature films. This is Ed’s first appearance at Cucalorus Stage. He has been a part of Cucalorus Film as a part of Erica Dunton’s “To.Get.Her” among other projects over the 24 year run of Cucalorus. www.EdWagenseller.com