Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Once Enslaved tells story of Frederick Douglass from stage of A&M-Kingsville's Little Theatre Feb. 21-22, 25

KINGSVILLE - February 13, 2007

Contact: Jason Marton
jason.marton@tamuk.edu or 361-593-4143

Once Enslaved
L-R: Jeanpierre Heurtelou, James
Taylor Maupin IV

KINGSVILLE (February 13, 2007) — The life of abolitionist, author, statesman and reformer Frederick Douglass is re-enacted on the stage of the Little Theatre at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, with the original production, Once Enslaved.

Adapted and directed by student Michael Verderber, an English major from Raymondville, the play uses Douglass’s autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, as its source material.

Performances are scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 21-22, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 25, at 2:30 p.m. Admission is $3. This play is intended for mature audiences.

Stage manager for the production is Jennifer Jackson, a communication sciences and disorders major from San Antonio. Assistant stage manager is Gabriel Ruiz, a theatre major/music minor from San Antonio.

The cast of Once Enslaved is:

Carrol Bryan, a chemical engineering major from Kingsville, plays Frederick Douglass. Teen Frederick is played by Jeanpierre Heurtelou, a biology major from San Diego, Calif. James Taylor Maupin IV, a theatre education major from Falfurrias, plays White Actor #1. Barry Berryhill of Kingsville plays White Actor #2. Chad Wallace, a Sweeny student majoring in pre-pharmacy and theatre, plays White Actor #3.

Black Actor #1 is played by Daniel Hernandez, a theatre major from Driscoll. Aaron Martwick, a theatre major from Beeville, plays Black Actor #2. Theatre major Rick Saenz of Falfurrias plays Black Actor #3. White Actress #1 is played by Melissa Anne Scott of Flour Bluff. Cassandra Clarke, a Spanish major from Three Rivers, plays White Actress #2. Stephanie Wright, a theatre major from Kingsville, plays Black Actress #1. Annadelle Escamilla, a pre-pharmacy major from Pawnee, plays Black Actress #2. The Black Child is played by Chelsea Govan of Kingsville and the White Child is played by Garrett Henke of Ricardo.

More information on Once Enslaved is available at 361-593-3401.

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