Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Students take on hard-hitting subject matter in Same as Sarah

The Little Theatre - 10/14/12 - 10/14/12

Contact: Julie Navejar
julie.navejar@tamuk.edu or 361-593-2590


The first theatre production of the 2012-13 season at Texas A&M University-Kingsville deals with the real world, hard-hitting topic of human trafficking.

Same as Sarah, written and directed by Corey Ranson, assistant professor and director of theatre, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Oct. 10-12, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14. Admission is $5 and performances will be held in the Little Theatre. Because of the subject matter, this play is rated R.

Same as Sarah is about Ray and Erma, who are two ordinary people working ordinary jobs, getting by and living life, as everyone, until their life is turned upside down one afternoon. This event runs them straight into the crossroads of the powerful and overwhelming underground industry of human trafficking. They learn very quickly that the detective working on their case also has a strange connection to the same world.

This play will be the university’s entry into the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. The state festival will be held Wednesday through Saturday, Oct. 17-20, at San Jacinto College Central in Pasadena.

Erma is played by Megan Saenz, a senior theatre major from Alice. She has been in Bethlehem, Blood Wedding, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and A Tempest.

Michael Mendez, a senior communications major from Corpus Christi, will portray Ray. Mendez has previously been in Boys Next Door, Little Shop of Horrors, Once Upon a Mattress and Godspell.

Myles Martinez will play the part of John. Martinez is a senior theatre major from San Antonio, who has previously been seen in The Great Cross County Race, Boxcar, I Hate Hamlet and Blood Wedding.

Louise will be played by Lauren Bunch, a freshman marketing major from Kingsville. She has appeared in Once Upon a Mattress and Little Shop of Horrors.

Helena is played by Mariza Cantu, a freshman human science major from Pharr. This is her first A&M-Kingsville production.

Jose H. “Buddy” Trevino plays the part of Man. He is a recent marketing graduate from Kingsville and had appeared in many campus productions, including Tartuffe, Big Love, Somewhere in Between, Satan and the Hot Babes of Rydell High and Sleeping Beauty.

The Chorus Girls are: 

Anya Pena, a sophomore theatre major from Houston, who has appeared in Blood Wedding and Sins of Sor Juana

Sara Rose Vera, a sophomore communications major from Corpus Christi, who has appeared in Blood Wedding and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Amelia Saenz; 

Adriana R. Correa, a junior communication sciences and disorders major form Rio Grande City; 

and Sarah Trevino, a junior criminology major from Kingsville.

Chorus Guys are 

Gage Roberts; 

Justin Avalos, a sophomore psychology major from Corpus Christi, who has appeared in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Patrick Zeno, a freshman communications major from Houston; 

and Daniel Garza, a junior art and theatre major from Kingsville.

Members of the crew are Katie Desiderio, sound designer; Vanessa Jurado, make-up artist; Michelle Flores, costume designer; Alex Barona, prop mistress; Benito Latigo, sound operator; Fernando Mercado, light operator; and Stacy Saenz, stage manager.

For more information on this play or any of the 2012-2013 theatre season at A&M-Kingsville, call 361-593-3401.


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