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TWU Drama presents 'Boy Gets Girl' April 14-17

3/29/11

DENTON — The Texas Woman’s University drama program closes its 2010-2011 season with “Boy Gets Girl,” a contemporary play that explores the darker side of romantic pursuits. The TWU production runs April 14-17.

Performances will be at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 14; 8 p.m. Friday, April 15; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, April 16; and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 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. Content is intended for mature audiences due to adult language and subject matter. For tickets or more information, visit www.twu.edu/drama or call the TWU Box Office at (940) 898-2020.

Rebecca Gilman’s Boy Gets Girl first premiered on March 13, 2000 at The Goodman Theatre in Chicago. Ranked number five on Time Magazine’s Best Plays and Musicals of the Decade, the drama delves into the gritty reality of what it means to be stalked.

When Theresa, a New York writer, is set up on a blind date with Tony, she has no idea that her world is about to be turned upside down. When Theresa doesn’t return Tony’s feelings, she is thrown into a nightmare as he begins to stalk her. As the situation escalates, Theresa is forced to rely on the people around her and come to terms with her own sense of power and identity. The psychological thriller raises complex questions regarding what it means to be a woman in a society that romanticizes the idea of obsessive love.

TWU graduate student Rebecca McDonald directs the production in fulfillment of her master of arts degree in drama. Taylor Reed, also in fulfillment of her M.A. in drama, takes on the role of Theresa. She also wrote and recorded original songs that will be used throughout the show. Rounding out the cast are Terry Colquitt, Arturo Garcia, Cassie Henderson, Nick Irion, Drew Maggs and Hayley Yates. Set design is by Jeffery Franks. Nikki DeShea designed the lights. Graduate student DeeDee Tapp served as costume designer, and Nicole Alexander designed the props. Araceli Radillo is the stage manager, assisted by Logan Broker and Araceli Collier.


Media Contact:

Karen Garcia
Senior Writer
940-898-3456
kgarcia@twu.edu

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