Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Children's play features classic, Cinderella, told a new way

Jones Auditorium - 02/10/13 - 02/10/13

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

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The public, especially, the younger members are invited to attend the annual children’s show presented by the art, communications and theatre (ACT) department at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. This year, a somewhat non-classic version of the children’s classic, Cinderella, will be featured. 

The performance scheduled at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, is open to the public. Admission is $1 for the show in Jones Auditorium. All other performances are open to school groups from the Coastal Bend region. They will be held Monday, Feb. 11, through Friday, Feb. 15. 

The tale of Cinderella is told through A Toby Show, where a character named Toby acts in a comic variation of the Fairy Godmother. Toby, placed by Benito Latigo Jr., is a country bumpkin who through naiveté, honesty and homespun humor, outwits the city slickers. This farce-melodrama recreates with traditional situations and stock characters, a colorful segment of American drama—the traveling tent repertoire shows. 

Latigo is a senior from Progreso majoring in communications and theatre arts. He has previously performed in Sins of Sor Juana, Tommy, Blood Wedding and Snow White

Cindy is played by Deborah Gerd, a graduate student studying English from Kingsville. She has previously been in Snow White and Broadway in the Brush

Alyssa Chavarrilla, a freshman communications major from Edinburg will play Mrs. V., the stepmother while the stepsisters, Sophia and Mauderina, will be played by Amelia Saenz and Krystin Torres, respectively. Saenz is a senior communications sciences and disorders major from Rio Grande City. She has appeared in Blood Wedding, Boys Next Door, Same as Sarah and Almost, Maine. Torres is a senior biology major from Kingsville. She has previously acted in Snow White, Once upon a Mattress and Tommy

Prince Burtock will be played by Patrick Zeno, a freshman communications major from Houston. He has been in Same as Sarah. Daniel Garza, a sophomore fine arts major, theatre minor from Plainview will play the Colonel. He has been in Same as Sarah and Pillow Talk

Lauren Lomas-Bunch, a freshman marketing major from Kingsville will play Ulysses. She has previously performed in Little Shop of Horrors, Once upon a Mattress and Same as Sarah. The part of Odysseus will be played by Sabrina Vallejo, a freshman animal science major from El Campo. This is her first A&M-Kingsville production. 

The play is directed by Dr. Patrick Faherty, associate theatre arts professor. Stacy Saenz is the assistant director and stage manager. She is a senior theatre arts/communications major from Benavides. She has worked both on stage and behind the scenes for Almost, Maine, ‘Dentity Crisis, Pillow Talk, Same as Sarah, Broadway in the Brush, A Tempest, Sins of Sor Juana, Once upon a Mattress and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Orlando Flores, a junior theatre major from Odem will be the assistant stage manager and lighting coordinator. He has previously been in Las Cartas, Tommy and Almost, Maine

Megan Saenz is sound coordinator and Azhalia Ramirez is costume coordinator.

For more information, call 361-593-3401.


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