Texas A&M University-Kingsville Theatre student prepare two plays for upcoming performances
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Theatre student prepare two plays for upcoming performances

Posted on Friday, May 03, 2019

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J.T. Canales

            Theatre students have two plays coming in the next two weeks. This weekend, they will perform The Library by Scott Z. Burns. They will have three performances, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 3-4 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 5. All three will be in The Little Theatre and admission will be $5.

 

            Partly inspired by the 1999 shootings at Columbine High School in Colorado, The Library tells the story of Caitlin Gabriel who survive a deadly shooting at her high school. She struggles to tell her story to her parents, the authorities and anyone who will listen. But, there are other narratives that gain purchase in the media and paint her in a different light.

 

            The second theatre offering is J.T. Canales: Texas-Mexican which will be at The Little Theatre, Monday through Wednesday, May 6-8 at 7:30 p.m. each night. Admission is free.

 

            In 1919, J.T. Canales was the only Mexican-American in the Texas Legislature. From this position, he forced into public view the numerous murders of Mexican-Americans in South Texas committed by the Texas Rangers of that era.

 

            In J.T. Canales: Texas-Mexican, these events are brought to life. From the violent chaos along the U.S.-Mexican border that led to the crimes to Canales’ accusations made on the floor of the Texas House, this play carries the audience back to the South Texas of a century ago. It does so with the audience sitting on the stage with the actors and by using the actual speeches and writings of those involved. 

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