AC Theatre Presents “Brecht on Brecht”

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The Angelina College theatre department is presenting “Brecht on Brecht” Feb. 23, 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Temple Theater. All seating is reserved and tickets are $5 for adults and $4 for seniors, students and children. AC students get in free with their student ID.

Angelina College students from left, Josh Robinson, Lexi Hodges, Leandra Wills, Mauri Mitchell, Nicholos Trusclair, Mackenzie Hortman, and Kalysta Chunn in the middle, all rehearse a scene from the play “Brecht on Brecht.” The play runs Thursday, Friday and Saturday, February 23, 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Temple Theater. Tickets are $5 for adults and $4 for seniors, students and children.

The play consists of pieces written by the famed playwright Bertolt Brecht and arranged in 1967 by George Tabori. Brecht is known for a kind of theatre called Epic Theatre which is designed to lead the audience on an intellectual journey rather than an emotional one. The majority of content in Brecht on Brecht is anti-war and anti-totalitarianism in its message.

“What ‘s unique about this production, besides the material, is the collaborative process the actors and director have used to stage the play. We have ‘workshopped’ content and movement during the rehearsal process. Meaning everyone has equal creative input with the director as arbiter of the artistic process. We have also used theatricality in the staging even the seating in onstage…literally,” said Kary Raine, AC theater instructor and director of the play.

The ensemble cast includes Kalysta Chunn of Lufkin, Lexi Hodges of Diboll, Mackenzie Hortman of Hull, Mason Lowery of Crockett, Eric Manis of Nacogdoches, Mauri Mitchell of Liberty, Josh Robinson of Lufkin, Nicholos Trusclair, also of Lufkin, Kase Vann of Cleburne and Leandra Wills of Bremond.

Crew members are Kary Raine, director; Kase Vann, assistant director; Sara Flowers, stage manager and sound board operator; MacKenzie Hortman, projection designer; Andrew Reed, lighting designer;  Mauri Mitchell, costume and makeup coordinator; Lauren Hight, projectionist; and Chris Denman, light board operator. The cast design collaborated to create the scenic design.

For information about tickets or to become a Fine Arts season subscriber, call (936) 633-5454.

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Megan Whitworth
Megan Whitworth
Megan Whitworth is the former creative director of Texas Forest Country Living. Growing up in East Texas, Megan discovered her love of writing at the age of 11, writing song lyrics and poetry, which turned into essays and articles for publications around East Texas. She later added photography into the mix capturing Friday night football games, the latest fashion looks, and portraits of people around the nation. Megan enjoys karaoke, blogging, reading, and road trips. She resides in Lufkin with her husband, Ryan, and two cats, Felix and Lucy.
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