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TWU Drama Presents The Thurber Carnival

10/6/04


DENTON — Texas Woman’s University’s Theatre Department continues its 2004-05 season with James Thurber’s “The Thurber Carnival” Oct. 15-17 in Margo Jones Performance Hall, located at Pioneer Circle and Oakland Avenue on TWU’s Denton campus.

Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15 and Saturday, Oct. 16, with a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, Oct. 17. Tickets are $5 for students and senior citizens and $12 for adults. For reservations or more information, call (940) 898-2020.

Thurber’s witty short stories and cartoons were a popular mainstay of The New Yorker magazine in the 1930s and ’40s. He is best remembered for his character Walter Mitty, a henpecked husband who daydreams of a more exciting life.

“A Thurber Carnival” is based on Thurber’s short story by the same name. The series of small plays, written in 1933, won a Tony Award in 1960. Thurber portrayed himself in the 1960 production for a total of 88 performances.

The cast includes Casey Bellows of Rio Vista; Nic Carbonero of McKinney; Ben Derby of Denton, who also serves as artistic coordinator of the production; Christina English of Jourdanton; Brista-Elise Hurst of Longview; Maranda Mang of Hewitt; Jason Morgan of Irving; Dennis Sloan of Dallas; Keri Sternin of Aubrey; Meagan Welch of Fort Worth; and Jodi York of Addison.

Production staff includes directors D’Lytha Brown, Stefanie Glenn and Jaymes Gregory, all of Fort Worth; Nic Carbonero; Ruth Engel of Keene; Ginger Goldman and Brad McEntire, both of Dallas; Victoria Irvine of Garland; Jason Morgan and Veronica Parrish-McGruder, both of Irving; Reginald Peters of Dangerfield; Kari Schouveller of Wichita Falls; and Sasha Truman-McGonnel of Fort Belknap, Mont. Joshua Scott Hancock of Kilgore is the choreographer. Stefanie Glenn is the stage manager, and Nic Carbonero is the set designer. D’Lytha Brown is the lighting designer, and Ruth Engel is the props mistress.

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For Further Information Contact:

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