Angelo State Fall Dinner Theatre
University Theatre at Angelo State University will present the award-winning comedy “Expecting Isabel” for its Fall Dinner Theatre beginning Thursday, Nov. 12, in the ASU Modular Theatre.
Show times will be at 8 p.m. Nov. 12-14 and 19-21, with dinner served at 7 p.m. A matinee performance is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, with lunch served at 1 p.m. Tickets are $12.50 for ASU students and ASU activity card holders, $15 for non-ASU students and Arts at ASU subscribers, and $20 general admission. The Modular Theatre is located in the Carr Education-Fine Arts Building, 2602 Dena Drive.
Written by Lisa Loomer, “Expecting Isabel” is a comedy about the adventures of a Manhattan couple trying to have a baby – by any means necessary – as they negotiate the fertility trade, the adoption industry and their own families. Loomer, who is also a screenwriter, actress and stand-up comic, uses humor to soothe the ache of infertility in “Expecting Isabel,” which won the 1999 American Theatre Critics Association Steinberg New Play Award after premiering in Washington, D.C., in 1998. Loomer also won the Steinberg award for “The Waiting Room” (1994). Her work has been recognized with the Jane Chambers Playwriting Award, the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays Award.
The ASU production of “Expecting Isabel” is directed by Mike Burnett, assistant professor of theatre and assistant director of University Theatre. The student cast comprises Julia Timme as Miranda and Saxon Rhoad as Nick, with Chloë Husted, Alexander Caldwell, Sean Gibbons, Tessa Handlin, Megan Croyle, Leanna Montoya and Jakob Garner as various characters. Elizabeth Lichtenstein is the female understudy.
The production crew includes Josiah Hernandez, stage manager; Cecilie Lamb, assistant stage manager; Samantha Lewis, scenic design; Nick Ellis, costume design; Jina Kim, sound design; Callie Stenson, projection design; Mason Gable, master electrician and light board operator; Jose Villedas, sound board operator; Katharine Patrick, wardrobe crew chief; Collette Miller and Brennan Friday, wardrobe crew and dressers; Bryce Real, master carpenter and deck chief; Dallas Wright, Leslie Schniers and Tracey Lumby, carpenters; Jana Freeman and Julia McDaniel, electricians; Columbus Hickman, house manager; and Taylor Dabbs, maître d’.
Tickets are on sale in the ASU box office. The ASU box office is open 2-6 p.m. weekdays. For reservations and/or ticket information, call 325-942-2000.