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TWU Theatre Presents The Dresser

TWU Theatre Presents The Dresser

2/10/03


DENTON — The Texas Woman's University Theatre Department provides a backstage look at a traveling World War II Shakespearean troupe as it presents Ronald Harwood's The Dresser.

Performances are at 8 p.m. Feb. 21-22 and Feb. 26 through March 1, and at 2 p.m. Feb. 23. All performances will take place in the Redbud Theatre, located on Bell Avenue on TWU's Denton campus. Ticket prices range from $5 to $12. For reservations and other information, contact the TWU Theatre Box Office at (940) 898-2020.

Dr. Mary Lou Hoyle, TWU professor of drama, will direct the play, which is set in 1941 as Hitler's bombs are falling on England. A traveling theatre troupe prepares to perform Shakespeare's King Lear, despite the fact that the war has taken all the able-bodied actors. The company's aging actor-manager, Sir (portrayed by Dr. Tony Medlin, TWU associate professor of drama), is nearing a mental breakdown, barely able to remember who he is, let alone his lines. His common-law wife, Her Ladyship (Ruth Ann Engel of Keene), wants to cancel the show, but with a mixture of pampering and prodding, Sir's faithful dresser, Norman (Dennis Sloan, Denton), prepares the aging thespian for one last conquest.

Other cast members include Brendon Dennehy of Greenville; Christina English of Sourdanton; Thomas Floyd, of Denison; Scott Fryer and Patricia Stepkin, both of Denton; Alicia Green of Simms; Jaymes Gregory of Haltom City; and Joshua Hancock of Kilgore.

Crew members are Marketa Fantova, scenic design; Pem Medlin, costume design; and Michael Scudday, lighting design.

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For Further Information Contact:

Karen Treat
Senior Copywriter
Tel: (940) 898-3456
e-mail: ktreat@twu.edu