Texas A&M University-Kingsville

University Presents A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum July 24-25

KINGSVILLE - July 13, 2009

Contact: Jason Marton
jason.marton@tamuk.edu or 361.593.4143

Texas A&M University-Kingsville presents A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Friday-Saturday, July 24-25, at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Auditorium on the A&M-Kingsville campus.

Dr. Kenneth D. Williams, associate professor of music, is artistic and music director and Corey Ranson, visiting assistant professor of theatre, is stage director and production designer. Choreography is by Carolyn Arwood and costumes are designed and created by Cristina Suárez-Machuca.

Among the cast are William Martwick of Beeville playing Pseudolus, Lena Lowe of Victoria playing Philia, Juan Senties of Beeville playing Hero, Laramie Hearn of Corpus Christi playing Domina, Albert Garcia of Beeville playing Senex and Dr. David Deacon of Kingsville playing Erronius. Other named roles are played by Cassi Clarke of Three Rivers, Rick Saenz of Falfurrias and Miguel Venegas of Pharr.

Inspired by the farces of the ancient Roman playwright Plautus, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum tells the bawdy story of a slave named Pseudolus and his attempts to win his freedom by helping his young master woo the girl next door. Among the songs in the musical are “I’m Calm,” “Free,” “Lovely” and “Comedy Tonight.” The music and lyrics are by Stephen Sondheim and the book is by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart.

Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the music department office in Bellamah Music Building or by calling 593-2803. For additional information, contact Williams at 593-2814 (kenneth.williams@tamuk.edu) or Ranson at 593-4059 (kucwr001@tmuk.edu).

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