June Bugs focuses on homeless, their lives

The Little Theatre - 10/29/18 - 11/05/18

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

           KINGSVILLE (October 30, 2018) — We see them every day. They spend their days without a home. They are the June Bugs and that is the name of the next theatre production at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Written by Corey Ranson, associate professor and director of theatre activities, June Bugs tells the story of five homeless people.


            The play will be performed Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 2-4, in The Little Theatre. The shows Friday and Saturday begin at 7:30 p.m. with Sunday’s feature is a matinee at 2:30 p.m. Admission is $5.


            June Bugs also is the A&M-Kingsville admission to the Kennedy Center American College State Festival Wednesday through Saturday, Nov. 7-10, at Panola College.


            The play focuses on Farah Lee Princess, Mable, Perfecto, Jimbo and Cotton as they focus on the next fix. They are on the streets because they have to be or because they want to be. Their basic day-to-day needs and activities are simple things we take for granted. Their tomorrow is not certain and they know that. They laugh. They fight. They help each other. They are the June Bugs.


            Perfecto is played by Robin Machuca, a junior history major from Kingsville. He has previously been in Pillowman, The Nether, Boeing, Boeing, The Aliens and American Idiot.


            Jimbo will be played by Nicholas Villarreal, a senior marketing major from Somerset. He has been in American Idiot and Crystal City 1969.


            Dylan Mendoza, a senior communications major from Mercedes plays the part of Cotton. He has previously been seen in The Aliens, American Idiot, Company, Godspell and The Nether.


            The part of Farah Lee Princess will be played by Laurie Guajardo, a senior communications major/theatre minor from Bishop. She was behind the scenes as director of The Aliens, Stop Kiss and Rumpelstiltskin. She has been on stage in American Idiot, The Nether, Godspell, Fiddler on the Roof, Tommy, The King and I, Bye, Bye Birdie and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.


            Alessandra Ramirez, a sophomore vocal performance major from Alamo.

            For more information, please call 361-593-3401.