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Angelo State Summer Dinner Theatre Features Comedy

University Theatre at Angelo State University will premiere the new comic love story “Channeler 2: The Upside Down Moon” for its second 2017 summer dinner theatre production, beginning Thursday, July 27, in the ASU Modular Theatre.


Performances will be at 8 p.m. July 27-29 and Aug. 3-5, with dinner served at 6:45 p.m. There will also be a matinee performance at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 30, with lunch served at 12:45 p.m. Tickets are $20 for the general public, $15 for non-ASU students and Arts at ASU subscribers, and $12.50 for ASU students. The ASU Modular Theatre is located in the Carr Education-Fine Arts (EFA) Building, 2602 Dena Drive.

Written by Dr. Trey Smith of the ASU mathematics faculty, “Channeler 2″ is a sequel to Smith’s popular “The Channeler,” which also debuted on the ASU stage. However, the sequel is also a stand-alone story for audiences that have not seen the original.

In “Channeler 2,” Landon comes from a family of channelers – people who speak for the deceased. This ability, however, gets in the way of every relationship he has ever attempted. Sky is a quirky friend of the family who takes an interest in Landon, but has no idea of the family’s strange talent. Along the way, Sky is introduced to philosopher Immanuel Kant, John Wayne, Tupac Shakur and many others. She is also plunged into a crisis involving a missing sock, an argument about why chess is not the ultimate test of human intelligence, and the challenge of being attracted to someone who is convinced that being in love is equivalent to the moon turning upside down.

Under the direction of Dr. Bill Doll, director of University Theatre, the student cast is composed of Logan Burgess, Jaslyn Diaz, Arianna Gonzalez, Sabrina Idom and Eli Rodriguez, along with understudies Stephanie Davis, Angela Cavada and Mason Tabor.

The student production staff and crew include Angela Cavada, stage manager; Stephanie Davis, light board operator; Heerae Kim, sound board operator and properties manager; Kelli McLaurin, wardrobe supervisor; Mason Tabor, maître d;  Scott Britain Beggs, house manager; and Eli Rodriguez, Arts at ASU coordinator and box office manager.

ASU alumni Matt and Teresa Smith are guest technical directors, Lee Smith is the guest sound designer and Ross Fleming is the guest scenic designer. Chasity Neutze is ASU’s resident costumer and costume designer.

Tickets go on sale for Arts at ASU subscribers on Monday, July 17, at the ASU box office in the EFA Building. Ticket sales open for the general public on July 19. The box office is open 2-6 p.m. weekdays. For reservations and/or ticket information, call 325-942-2000.

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