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SFA to stage student-directed ‘Woman and Scarecrow’

March 7, 2013—Robbie Goodrich

NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS—The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will present a student production of Marina Carr’s “Woman and Scarecrow” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 22, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23. All performances will be in the Downstage Theatre, located on the first floor of the Griffith Fine Arts Building on the SFA campus.

Irving senior Kat Edwards is directing the full-length play.

“On her deathbed, Woman questions the choices she made in life with her ‘life guide’ and friend, Scarecrow,” Edwards said in describing the play. “As the two women wonder what could have been, we become aware of a dark presence in the wardrobe. In the end, Woman and Scarecrow are forced to say goodbye as Woman’s time runs out.”

Edwards served as assistant director for the SFA production of “Little Shop of Horrors” last fall and assistant director for “Three Sisters.” She was also assistant director for “Tom & Jerry.” She directed “For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls” and “The Goblins Plot to Murder God.” She served as assistant director and choreographer for “The Saga of Cuchulain.”

The cast features Spring Branch junior Allison Day as Woman; Longview junior Valarie McKleckie as Scarecrow; Fairfield junior Eric Gibson as Him; and Center junior Hannah Johnson as Auntie Ah.

The technical team includes Virginia Arteaga, Houston senior, as stage manager; Sarah Chavez, Nacogdoches sophomore, assistant director; Landy Trapp, Crystal City junior, scenic designer; Megan Thomas, Houston senior, costume designer; Chelsae Sliger, Yorktown senior, lighting designer; Whitney Daniel, Terrell senior, sound designer; Kaiti Turney, Jacksonville senior, props designer; and Ashe Vernon, The Woodlands sophomore, makeup designer.

“Woman and Scarecrow” is recommended for mature audiences.

Tickets are $5. For tickets or more information, call the Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.