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ASU Theatre to Present Tragedy

March 24, 2014

University Theatre at Angelo State University will conclude its 2013-14 season with the 20th century Spanish tragedy “The House of Bernarda Alba” April 24-27 and May 1-3 in the ASU Modular Theatre.

Performances will be at 8 p.m. April 24-26 and May 1-3, with a matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 27.  Tickets are $8 for the general public, $4 for non-ASU students and $3 for ASU students.  Admission is free for Arts at ASU subscribers and ASU activity card holders.  The ASU Modular Theatre is located in the Carr Education-Fine Arts (EFA) Building, 2602 Dena Drive.

“The House of Bernarda Alba” features an all-woman cast exploring themes of repression, passion and conformity.  The title character, newly widowed, announces to her five adult daughters that they will enter a traditional eight-year period of cloistered mourning.  The daughters’ longing for love results in a tragic climax that is unrelenting in its severity and terror.

The final play written by Federico Garcia Lorca before his death during the Spanish Civil War, “The House of Bernarda Alba” was first performed in 1945.  The ASU production’s guest director is Megan Mioduski, an ASU adjunct professor who earned a Master of Fine Arts in acting from the Actors Studio Drama School at the New School for Drama in New York City.

The cast includes ASU costumer Eldra Sanford as Bernarda Alba, Janet Corcoran as Maria Josefa, Heather Walker as Angustias, Janae Hatchett as Magdalena, Kala Young as Amelia, Brooke Addison as Martirio, Tessa Handlin as Adela, Benita Graham as La Poncia, Eileen Brimley as the Maid, and Elizabeth Holland as Prudencia.

The production crew includes Collyn Glaspie, stage manager; Larry Hettick, assistant director/assistant stage manager; Mike Burnett, scenic designer; Matt Chilcoat, lighting designer/technical director; Ryder Cornelison, assistant technical director; Adam Rich, costume designer; Cassandra Trautman, sound designer; Lura Cummins, props designer; Holland, charge painter; Heather Walker, master electrician; Shakira Muhammad, electrician/board operator; ChloĂ©  Casey, electrician; and Jacob Scott, house manager.

Tickets go on sale Wednesday, April 16, at the ASU box office in the EFA Building.  The box office is open 2-6 p.m. weekdays.  For reservations and/or ticket information, call 325-942-2000.

For more information on the production and cast/crew, call 325-942-2146.

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