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TWU Drama presents 'Private Lives'


DENTON — The Texas Woman’s University drama program kicks off its season with Noël Coward’s “Private Lives” Oct 14-17.

Performances will be at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct 14, 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct 17. 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 or call the TWU Box Office at (940) 898-2020.

Premiering in 1930, Noël Coward’s “Private Lives” took audiences by storm with its sharp wit and humorous exploration into the dynamic between men and women. A divorced couple, Amanda and Elyot (Maribeth Stickel and Alexander Ross), discover that they are honeymooning with their respective new spouses, Victor and Sibyl (Caleb Creel and Joanna Wesson) in the same hotel. Amanda and Elyot reunite and reignite their dubious love affair, fleeing to a flat in Paris where they begin to realize all of the things that broke them up in the first place. When Sibyl and Victor arrive on the scene (as Amanda and Elyot are rolling around on the floor, in the middle of their latest spat) the two lovers must quickly decide how to get themselves out of the horrible mess they’ve created.

Directed by drama program director Sharon Benge, this production also serves as an acting thesis for graduate student Maribeth Stickel. The show is designed by both professional and student designers. TWU assistant professor of design Rhonda Gorman is the show’s costume designer. Bryn Bristol, a Texas Wesleyan University faculty member, is the set designer. TWU student designers are Jon Felt, lights; Gerald Young, props; and Stanton Brasher, sound. Taylor Reed is the stage manager, assisted by Katherine Miller.

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Karen Garcia
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