TWU Drama presents 'She Stoops to Conquer' Feb. 24-27
DENTON — The Texas Woman’s University drama program puts a new twist on a classic tale with its production of She Stoops to Conquer Feb. 24-27.
Performances are scheduled at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24; at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25; at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26; and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27. All performances will take place in the Redbud Theater Complex, located on the north side of historic Hubbard Hall on TWU’s Denton campus. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. For tickets or more information, visit www.twu.edu/drama or call the TWU Box Office at (940) 898-2020.
First produced in London in 1773, the Oliver Goldsmith comedy remains one of the few 18th century plays to regularly be performed today. Rather than take a classic approach to the tale of misunderstandings, mistaken identities and secret love affairs, TWU’s production, directed by drama assistant professor Steven Young, marries elements from the 1770s and the 1980s.
To emphasize the play’s theme of love and money and how the two ideas were inextricably linked in 18th century London, the TWU production will pull inspiration from the era of Reaganomics — a decade that, to some, celebrated the rise of social and economic status and re-examined what it meant to “marry well.” The costumes will blend classic 18th century silhouettes with modern-day fabrics and details reminiscent of the 1980s. The music also will blend the two eras.
The cast includes Hunter Balch, Stanton Brasher, Logan Broker, Terry Colquitt, Brad DeBorde, Jacob Drum, Bethany Dunn, Rachel Fore, Brittany Fowler, Desiree Fultz, Zane Harris, Cassie Henderson, Drew Maggs, Celi Radillo and Hayley Yates. The set design is by University of North Texas faculty member Kenneth Verdugo. TWU assistant professor of design Rhonda Gorman created the costumes, Jon Felt designed the lights and Nic Irion served as sound designer. Choreography is by Rebecca McDonald. Kat Miller is the stage manager, assisted by Logan McNeil.
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