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TWU Drama presents 'Wonder of the World'
DENTON — A shocking revelation sends a wife on a journey of self-discovery as the Texas Woman’s University Drama Program opens its 2007-08 season with the David Lindsay-Abaire comedy, “Wonder of the World.”
Performances will be at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 5-6, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7. All performances will take place in the new Redbud Theater Complex, located on the northwest side of historic Hubbard Hall on TWU’s Denton campus. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. For reservations or more information, call the TWU Box Office at (940) 898-2020.
The play opens with Cass (Taylor Reed, of Seattle) furiously packing to leave her husband (Hunter Spoede, of Hewitt) after discovering a dirty little secret hidden in his sweater drawer. Armed with a list of 200 things she’s always wanted to do, Cass boards a bus to Niagara Falls. On the bus she meets and becomes friends with Lois (Mallory Bryant-Gawne, of Denton), a suicidal alcoholic who plans to go over the falls in a barrel. Upon their arrival in Niagara Falls, the two meet a cast of characters including bumbling private detectives Glen (William Walker, of Denton) and Karla (Jana Hurst Cox, of Dallas), and Captain Mike (Christopher David Taylor, of Tyler), a tour boat captain with a sordid past who finds Cass’ zest for life irresistible.
Secrets are revealed when marriage counselor Janie (Sherrie Wollenhaupt, of Highland Village) leads these zany characters in a group therapy session.
Dr. Patrick Bynane, TWU assistant professor of drama, directs the production. Georgana Jinks of Richardson serves as stage manager, assisted by Kami Rogers of San Angelo. Set design is by Wendy Robbins, TWU assistant professor of drama, with lighting design by master’s candidate Tristan Decker of Fort Worth. Audrey Lewis, a master’s candidate from Corpus Christi, faces a challenge as costume designer, with one actress playing three different waitresses in one scene.
TWU drama students intern at more than 80 theaters around the country, and graduates have gone on to work in professional theater companies including the Dallas Theater Center, Stage West and the Dallas and Fort Worth Shakespeare Festivals.
Tel: (940) 898-3456