• Apr. 24–Apr. 28A Festival of New American Plays

    A Festival of New American Plays

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    • Tue., Apr. 24–Sat., Apr. 28, 7:30 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium

    Presented by the School of Theatre (The Mainstage Series)

    The Festival of New American Plays is directed every other year by Jack Heifner, SFA’s playwright-in-residence. This biennial play-reading event showcases the work of some of the best playwrights in the nation in a five-day festival during which each selected play is presented twice in staged readings by SFA theatre students. From 1998 until now, we have brought playwrights to our campus to see their new works. It’s a wonderful opportunity for our audiences to view ‘theatre in the making’ and for students to work with professional playwrights. Tickets: $15 adults, $10 seniors and $7.50 students/youth. Recommended for mature audiences.

    Single tickets: $15 for adult, $10 for senior, $7.50 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Apr. 27The Ugly Duckling

    The Ugly Duckling

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    • Fri., Apr. 27:
      • 9:30 a.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium
      • 12:30 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium

    Presented by the College of Fine Arts (The Children’s Performing Arts Series (CPAS))

    Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s story
    We all know the fable of the swan who grows up ‘ugly” in a family of ducks, later to find his appearance changing as he discovers his true identity. But, did you know, in the folk traditions of other cultures, different animals learn the lesson of the “ugly duckling.” Virginia Rep unites the classic ugly duckling with the Burmese mole that hates dirt and the Inuit bald eagle with a full head of hair. These three “misfit” heroes work together to earn their home on the King’s estate and find the self-confidence that only friendship and accomplishment can provide. Please join us for this all singing, all dancing, all delightful musical.
    Grades K - 5
    Curriculum Connection: Folk Tales, Language Arts, Literary Classic, History, Science, Music, Reading Self Esteem, Character Development

    Tickets are $7.50 for individuals or $6 per person for groups of 20 or more. To purchase tickets, call 888.240.ARTS or 936.468.6407.
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