Angelo State University Theatre to Present ‘keepingabreast’
University Theatre at Angelo State University will open its fall season with the drama “keepingabreast,” by ASU alumna Jackie Rosenfeld, Oct. 2-4 and 9-10 in the ASU Auditorium.
Performances will be at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 2-3 and 9-10, with a matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4. Tickets are $8 for the general public, $4 for non-ASU students and $3 for ASU students. Admission is free for Arts at ASU subscribers and ASU activity card holders. The ASU Auditorium is located in the Mayer Administration Building, 2601 W. Avenue N.
Rosenfeld (Class of 2002) has written a touching and deeply funny exploration of a young woman’s journey after a diagnosis of breast cancer in “keepingabreast.” The play follows 28-year-old Mina, who has two weeks to decide whether to have a mastectomy or risk the return of cancer, as she explores the personal and cultural value of women’s breasts. Since premiering in New York City in 2006, “keepingabreast” has been staged twice more in New York and at theatres in Colorado Springs and Lubbock.
Directed by Dr. William Doll, director of University Theatre and a professor of ASU’s Visual and Performing Arts Department, the play will feature projections and scenic design by former ASU technical director Matt Smith, who is now pursuing a Master of Fine Arts at the University of Texas. Matt Chilcoat, ASU’s technical director and resident scenic and lighting designer, is the production’s lighting designer.
The student cast includes Sabrina Idom as Mina, Dimitri Miller as Man 1, Adam Rich as Man 2, Arianna Gonzalez as Woman 1 and Kala Young as Woman 2. Julia McDaniel, Nick Cline and Taylor Dabbs will serve as understudies.
The student crew includes Collyn Glaspie, stage manager; Tessa Verner, assistant stage manager; Brittani Beggs, costume designer and wardrobe manager; Nicholas Ellis, wardrobe supervisor/dresser; Deborah Eskridge, wardrobe assistant/dresser; Lindsey Jones, projectionist; Angela Baumann, master electrician and light board operator; Daniel Coyle, sound technician; Mason Gable, properties manager; Jaslyn Diaz, assistant properties manager; Bryce Real, house manager; and Tyler Hastings, Arts at ASU coordinator and box office manager.
Tickets go on sale Thursday, Sept. 24, for Arts at ASU subscribers and Monday, Sept. 28, for all others at the ASU box office in the Carr Education-Fine Arts Building, 2602 Dena Drive. The box office is open 2-6 p.m. weekdays. For reservations and/or ticket information, call 325-942-2000.