Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Slow and Steady Comes Out on Top in Annual Children's Play

KINGSVILLE - January 29, 2010

Contact: Adriana Garza
adriana.garza@tamuk.edu or 361.593.4979

Patience, perseverance and a healthy shot of determination are the keys to success—that’s the message brought to life in the annual Texas A&M University-Kingsville children’s play, The Great Cross Country Race.

The general public is invited to the only public performance of the play at 7 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 7 in Jones Auditorium, located on Armstrong Street, near the Santa Gertrudis Boulevard intersection. The play will be performed at 9 a.m. Feb. 8-10 for Kingsville area school children and at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 11-12 for area school children outside of Kingsville. Admission is $1 per person for all performances.

The Great Cross Country Race is a twist on the classic Aesop fable, “The Tortoise and the Hare.” The play chronicles the adventures of Sloe the tortoise and Fleet the rabbit as they compete in a race through the countryside.

The play is directed by senior education and theatre major Lindsay Ramos from Falfurrias, under the direction of theatre program director Corey Ranson.
Cast members include:

  • Cassandra Clarke, senior theatre major from Three Rivers
  • Betsy Wallek, senior speech and theatre major from Ben-Bolt
  • Michelle Flores, sophomore theatre major from Alice
  • Heraclio Gonzalez Jr., radio and television alumnus from Kingsville
  • Gene Clayborne, sophomore communications major from Fontana, CA
  • Christian Acevedo, freshman theatre major from San Benito
  • Marcus Perez, freshman theatre major from Bishop
  • Myles Martinez, freshman theatre major from San Antonio
  • Amanda Soto, freshman theatre major from Hackensack, NJ
  • William Martwick, sophomore music major from Beeville
  • Kayla Leal, sophomore kinesiology major from Elsa
  • Heidi Langschied,  8th grader from Santa Gertrudis ISD, Kingsville
  • Andrea Fowle, 8th grader from Santa Gertrudis ISD, Kingsville
  • David Langschied, 5th grader from Santa Gertrudis ISD, Kingsville
  • Ruben Herrera, freshman from H.M. King High School, Kingsville
  • Caitlyn Hornsby, 7th grader from Incarnate Word Academy, Kingsville

For additional information on the children’s play, call Ilda Ruiz at 593-3401.

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