Texas A&M-Kingsville sets 2012-13 theatre season
KINGSVILLE - July 31, 2012
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The selections for the 2012-13 theatre season for Texas A&M University-Kingsville have been announced by officials in the art, communications and theatre department. The season choices will show off acting as well as directing talents of A&M-Kingsville students in plays that will make the audience laugh and cry.
The season starts out with Same as Sarah, written and directed by Corey Ranson, assistant professor and director of theatre. Same as Sarah will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Sept. 26-28, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30. Admission is $5 and performances will be held in the Little Theatre. 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.
Graduating seniors Katie Desiderio and Vanessa Jurado will show off their directing talents in the first of two Evening of One-Acts. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Nov. 14-16, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18. All performances are $5 and will be held in the Little Theatre. This is an evening of two fully-produced, published one-act plays, directed by graduating seniors as part of their Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre arts. These plays will be rated PG-13.
Alpha Psi Omega, the theatre honor society, will sponsor a Christmas Show in the Drama Lab Theatre room 123 Friday, Nov. 30, through Monday, Dec. 3. More details on this program will be announced at a later date.
The annual children’s play for this season will be Cinderella, directed by Dr. Patrick Faherty, associate professor in the art, communications and theatre department. The public performance of this show will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, in Jones Auditorium. Admission is $1. By reservation, local school districts bring groups of children by bus for the remainder of the performances Monday through Friday, Feb. 11-15. The children’s play is rated G.
Ranson will serve as director for Noises Off, written by Michael Frayn and presented in March. Noises Off is rated PG and has been called the funniest farce ever written. This play presents a manic menagerie of a cast of itinerant actors, rehearsing a flop called Nothing’s On. There are slamming doors, on stage and backstage intrigue, and an errant herring that all figure into the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play.
Performances of Noises Off are at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, March 20-22, with a matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 24. Admission is $5 and all performance will be held in the Little Theatre.
The second Evening of One-Acts will be held Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, April, 24-26, at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 28. These are two fully-produced and published one-act plays, directed by graduating seniors Myles Martinez and Michelle Flores. They are rated PG-13. They will be held in the Little Theatre and admission is $5. This group of performances is presented by Alpha Psi Omega.
The theatre season also will include the Hispanic Playwriting Initiative, to be held in the Drama Lab Theatre room 123. This includes reading and staging of student playwriting work. More information on the initiative will be released at a later date.
For more information on the 2012-2013 theatre season at A&M-Kingsville, call 361-593-3401.
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