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TWU Drama presents 'The Panther's Scream and Other Texas Tales'


DENTON — The Texas Woman’s University drama program presents the premiere of The Panther’s Scream and Other Texas Tales, an original TWU Drama production that runs Nov. 18-21.

Performances will be at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18; at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19; at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20; and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21. All performances will take place in the 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. To reserve tickets online or for more information, visit the drama website at or call the TWU Box Office at (940) 898-2020.

The TWU Drama program has created an original work based on the various folk stories and Southwestern legends that celebrate Texas’ state heritage. Led by director Dr. Patrick Bynane, TWU assistant professor of drama, the ensemble cast adapted 12 stories for the stage through an improvisational rehearsal process pioneered by Viola Spolin and Paul Sills. The family-friendly show is designed to entertain audiences of all ages; the stories are brought to life through strong narration and the creation of vivid characters. The show also utilizes live musical accompaniment, shadow puppets and mime. In addition to the November opening, the TWU Drama program will debut the show on an international level at the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland in August 2011.

The Panther’s Scream and Other Texas Tales features a cast of 12 that includes Billy Ayers, Erica Cole, Aracely Collier, Caleb Creel, Brittany Fowler, Nick Irion, Elizabeth Lambert, Krystal Love, Jennie Patton, Taylor Reed, Hayley Yates and Gerald Young. Zane Harris will provide musical accompaniment. Rhonda Gorman, TWU assistant professor of design, oversees set and costume designs. TWU student Jon Felt serves as lighting designer. Graduate students Rebecca McDonald and Linsey Retcofsky are the assistant director and stage manager, respectively.

Media Contact:

Karen Garcia
Senior Writer

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