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TWU Drama to premiere 'American Roulette'


DENTON — The Texas Woman’s University drama program showcases the work of graduate student Zane Harris with the premiere of American Roulette Dec 1-3.

Performances will be at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1; Friday, Dec. 2; and Saturday, Dec 3. All performances will take place in the Redbud Theater, located on the north side of historic Hubbard Hall on TWU’s Denton campus. Tickets are $5. Cash or checks only are accepted. To reserve tickets online or for more information, visit or call the TWU Box Office at (940) 898-2020.

Unlike traditional theatrical experiences where audiences are asked to turn off their cell phones, American Roulette audiences will be encouraged to keep their phones on during the performance and use them to interact with the live show through the web and different social networking sites. In addition to the use of audience interaction, the show will explore the integration of theater and technology by streaming the performances live at

American Roulette is an episodic journey exploring the dystopia of the modern American dream. Through the use of various forms of traditional staging, film, social media and music, the audience will get a glimpse into a world that is both strangely normal and tragically surreal. The play follows a young woman who is discovering the power and complexity of her sexuality while at the same time dealing with the world around her, which is becoming increasingly difficult to navigate. Through a series of events, she is approached with an offer that, if accepted, will change her life forever.

Mr. Harris wrote and co-directs the play with Eric Amburg and Christopher David Taylor. The cast includes Summer Banks, Desiree Fultz, Bryan Patrick, Zac Ramsey, Travis Stuebing and Joanna Wesson. The production team includes IT consultant Charles Berard and video consultant Peter Rand. Tyler Lucas and Chris Worthington directed all of the filmed portions of the production. Patrick Emile provides the show’s original soundtrack. The lighting design is by Cathryn Cox, and Averie Bell serves as costume designer. Hayley Yates is the stage manager, assisted by Amy Krigsman.

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Karen Garcia
Senior Writer

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