Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Bethlehem- Theatre Production

Little Theatre - 09/29/11 - 10/02/11

Contact: Adriana Garza
adriana.garza@tamuk.edu or 361-593-4979

Students in the art, communications and theatre department at Texas A&M University-Kingsville will perform Bethlehem as part of Hispanic Heritage Month activities on campus. Bethlehem is the winner of the 2003 National Latino Playwriting Award and the students will travel to San Jacinto Oct. 19-22 for perform the work at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Texas State Festival. 

Bethlehem is written by Octavio Solis and will be directed by Corey Ranson, assistant professor.  The play will be performed in the Little Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, Thursday, Sept. 29, and Friday, Sept. 30, and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2.  This play is for mature audiences as it contains language, violence and sexual content and is considered rated R by movie standards. Admission is $5.  

The play is a dark work about self-knowledge and the nature of evil where the devil lives in a godless world. Lee, accompanied by his photographer girlfriend, Dru, arrives in El Paso; a convicted murderer recently released named Mateo. During an intense interview over a period of a few days, Lee so empathizes with this subject’s life in the past that he merges his own past with it in order to re-enact it. The bloody conclusion draws upon the dangers of defining the nature of evil. 

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