SFA School of Theatre to present student-directed ‘In Shakespeare and the Bible’

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The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will present the student-directed one-act play “In Shakespeare and the Bible” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, in Regents Suite A in the Baker Pattillo Student Center on the SFA campus.

Directed by Regina Horton, Round Rock junior, “In Shakespeare and the Bible” is written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Thornton Wilder. The play is the “wrath” installment of Thornton Wilder’s “seven deadly sins” collection of plays. “In Shakespeare and the Bible” depicts the negative effects of intense anger and the desire for revenge, and how the consequences of these vices play out in the lives of a young lawyer, John Lubbock, and his fiancée, Katy, when her estranged aunt, Mrs. Mowbrey, meddles in their lives.

The cast features Katy Shank, Schulenburg sophomore, as Marget; David Smith, Nacogdoches freshman, as John Lubbock; Madeline Murphy, Jacksonville senior, as Mrs. Mowbrey; and Alexis Hargy, Houston senior, as Katy Buckingham.

Elizabeth Bobbitt, Houston senior, is stage manager, and Tori Wilshire, Plano sophomore, is costume designer. Faculty production advisor is Rick Jones. The play is recommended for mature audiences.

Horton is a theatre education major and creative writing minor in her last year at SFA. She has been involved in floor run crew on “These Shining Lives,” assistant stage managed “The Maids,” stage managed “The Clasp” and “The Shadowbox,” and directed a 10-minute comedy, “The Chair.” She is also a School of Theatre peer mentor and an officer of The Fredonia Players, SFA’s resident Shakespeare troupe.

Tickets are $4. To purchase tickets, visit the SFA Fine Arts Box Office online at boxoffice.sfasu.edu or call (936) 468-6407. Advanced sales end at 3 p.m. on Feb. 4. Available tickets may be purchased at the door. For more information about the play, call the School of Theatre at (936) 468-4003 or visit theatre.sfasu.edu.

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