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SFA School of Theatre to present student-directed 'Crazy Eights'

February 7, 2019 - Robbie Goodrich
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will present David Lindsay-Abaire's one-act play "Crazy Eights" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Feb. 16, in the Downstage Theatre on the SFA campus.

Directed by Needville senior Alex Duty, "Crazy Eights" is about an ex-con, Connie, who comes home late one night to find her parole officer waiting in her apartment with a torte and a long list of questions. The interrogation and courting dance that follows is complicated by the after-hours arrival of Connie's charming card-playing friend, Duty explains.

The cast includes Richmond freshman Jordan Ellisse-Berezi as Connie; Baytown sophomore Triston Haq as Cliff; and McKinney freshman Carson Cook as Benny.

Stage manager for the play is Carrollton sophomore Yanelly Vargas. Student production assistants are Prosper senior Mia Lindemann, scenic; Beaumont junior Sydney McKinley, lighting and sound; and Del Rio senior Ernesto Dominguez, costumes.

Duty previously directed an Upstage Theatre production of "Transferring Kyle" and acted in Mainstage productions of "Sweat," Festival of New American Plays, "By the Bog of Cats" and "Picasso at the Lapin Agile." He aspires to not only act and direct professionally but to also become a successful playwright. His own play, "The Answer is in the Cube," will be performed in the Upstage Theatre on April 3.

Faculty production advisor for "Crazy Eights" is Cleo House Jr., director of the School of Theatre. The play is recommended for mature audiences.

Tickets are $4. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit theatre.sfasu.edu.