TWU Drama presents 'Don't Trifle With Love'
Performances will be at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17; 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20. All performances will take place in the Redbud Theater Complex, located on the north side of Hubbard Hall on TWU’s Denton campus. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. To reserve tickets or for more information, visit www.twu.edu/drama or call the TWU Box Office at (940) 898-2020.
Alfred de Musset wrote Don’t Trifle With Love in 1835 in response to his own ill-fated love affair with authoress George Sand. What appears to be a light-hearted romantic comedy takes a turn for the worse as the stakes turn deadly.
Dr. Patrick Bynane, TWU drama professor and director of the production, will take advantage of the Redbud Theater’s classic proscenium arch and pay homage to the traditions of 19th century Romanticism through the use of staging and TWU professor Rhonda Gorman’s detailed scenic and costume designs. The set will feature a modified wing and drop system, and the costumes will stay true to the period and style of early 19th century France.
Don’t Trifle With Love features a large cast of that includes Julia Bodiford, Jonathan Bryant, Logan Broker-Coley, Jonathan Charles, Ashley Davis, Jacob Drum, Paul Engle, Marygail Lakner, Ian Lewis, Taylor Reed, Rene Serradet, Marshall Warren and Melanie Welch. Derek Deiterman serves as lighting designer, and Jo’Von Wright designed the props. Graduate student Brett Schmidt is the assistant director. Graduate student Emily Johns is the stage manager, assisted by Elizabeth Blake.
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