Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Texas A&M-Kingsville sets 2013-14 theatre season

the Little Theatre, Jones Auditorium - 09/30/13 - 09/30/13

Contact: Julie Navejar
julie.navejar@tamuk.edu or 361-593-2590

The selections for the 2013-14 theatre season for Texas A&M University-Kingsville have been announced by officials in the art, communications and theatre department. The season choices will show off acting as well as directing talents of A&M-Kingsville students in plays that will take the audience from the streets of Brooklyn, to war-torn Baghdad and back to Crystal City, Texas.

The season begins with God of Carnage, directed by Dr. Patrick Faherty, associate professor in the art, communications and theatre department.  Evening performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Oct. 9-11, with a matinee at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13. All performances are in the Little Theatre. Admission is $5.

This drama starts with a playground altercation between 11-year old boys. This brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses, and the rum flows, tensions emerge and the gloves come off, leaving the couples with more than just their liberal principles in tatters.

The last play for 2013 is Crystal City 1969, written by David Lozano and Raul Trevino and directed by Corey Ranson, assistant professor in the art, communications and theatre department. This play is part of the Presidential Performing and Visual Arts Series. Evening performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Nov. 20-22, with a matinee performance at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24. All performances are in the Little Theatre.  Admission is free.

Crystal City 1969 commemorates the 40th anniversary of the historic student walkout in Crystal City. The project is based on the true story of Mexican American students who walked out of school and into Chicano civil rights history.

The 2014 season will open with the annual children’s play. This season’s selection is Aladdin. It will be directed by student Benito Latigo. The public performance will be Sunday, Feb. 2, in Jones Auditorium. Admission is $1.

Aladdin is a timeless tale of a boy who finds a Genie in a lamp and discovers how that Genie helps him solve all his problems, or so he thinks. This is sure to be a delight for all ages.

The next dramatic selection will take the viewer to the mythical time when Greek gods ruled. Medea was translated by Rex Warner and will be directed by Faherty. Evening performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, March 26-28, with a matinee performance at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 30. All performances are in the Little Theatre. Admission is $5. 

One of the most powerful and enduring of the Greek tragedies, Euripides’ masterwork centers on the myth of Jason, leader of the Argonauts. He has won the dragon-guarded treasure of the Golden Fleece with the help of the sorceress Medea, whom he marries and eventually abandons. 

The final production of the season is Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, written by Rajiv Joseph and directed by Ranson. Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, April 23-25, with a matinee at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 27. All performances are in the Little Theatre. Admission is $5. 

In this production, the lives of two American Marines and an Iraqi translator are forever changed by an encounter with a quick-witted tiger that haunts the streets of war-torn Baghdad attempting to find meaning, forgiveness and redemption amidst the city’s ruins. Joseph’s groundbreaking new American play explores both the power and the perils of human nature.

For more information on the 2013-2014 theatre season at A&M-Kingsville, call 361-593-3401.

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