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SFA summer theatre season runs for two more weeks

July 6, 2009 - Sylvia Bierschenk
SFA theatre students cast in "Schoolhouse Rock Live! Too" greet young audience members after the performance. The children's musical is one three shows being presented during the SFA School of Theatre's Summer Repertory season that continues through Saturday, July 18. Pictured above, from left, are Jt Hearn, Emory sophomore; Caroline Harrell, Athens sophomore; and Austin Chason, Spring senior.

NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - East Texans who wish to see any or all three of the theatrical productions included in Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre's Summer Repertory season still have two weeks to do so.

Each of the shows-Athol Fugard's "'Master Harold' . . . and the boys," William Inge's "Picnic," and the children's musical "Schoolhouse Rock Live! Too"-will be presented at least three more times before the season ends on Saturday, July 18.

"The shows are very different from one another," said Scott Shattuck, director of the SFA School of Theatre. "Fugard's poignant play depicts a crisis in the friendship between a white teenager and the black man that has nurtured him in Apartheid-era South Africa, while Inge's American classic transports us to a small Midwestern towns where three women's hearts are set aflutter by a handsome young drifter. And 'Schoolhouse Rock Live! Too' just rocks-its music and dancing are so catchy and clever that the kids in the audience don't even notice they're learning everything from multiplication to civics."

"'Master Harold' . . . and the boys" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 7; Friday, July 10; and Thursday, July 16; in the Downstage Theatre of the Griffith Fine Arts Building. It is recommended for mature audiences.

"Picnic" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 8; Tuesday, July 14; and Friday, July 17 in W.M. Turner Auditorium. Parental guidance is suggested.

"Schoolhouse Rock Live! Too" will be presented at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 9, and Saturday, July 11, and at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15, and Saturday, July 18, in W.M. Turner Auditorium.

Season tickets, which include one ticket per show, are $21 for adults and $12 for seniors, students and youth. Single tickets to "'Master Harold' . . . and the boys" and "Picnic" are $12 for adults and $6 for seniors, students and youth. Single tickets to "Schoolhouse Rock Live! Too" are $6 each or $5 per individual for groups of 20 or more. For tickets or more information, please visit www.sfasu.edu/finearts or call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.