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SFA to stage student-directed 'Bad Boy Nietzsche'

February 2, 2010 - Sylvia Bierschenk

NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will present a student-directed production of "Bad Boy Nietzsche" in the Downstage Theatre of the Griffith Fine Arts Building at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13.

Playwright Richard Forman bases his one-act play on the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche's poems and letters to reveal a lonely man spurned by unrequited love for a beautiful woman, explained El Campo senior David Hathway, the play's director.

The play is recommended for mature audiences only.

Sugar Land senior Blake Weir portrays Nietzsche. Other cast members include juniors Margaret Lewis of Dallas and Eddie Edge of La Porte; sophomores Kurt Bilanoski of Houston, Rebecca Cunningham of Dallas and Jon Garcia of Weslaco; Mesquite freshman Mai Le; and British exchange student Hannah Cole.

Hathway's other directing credits include "Degas C'est" and "Raft of the Medusa." He has also performed in the title roles of "The Elephant Man" and "Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and appeared in "Schoolhouse Rock Live! Too," "Picnic," and "Lend Me a Tenor."

Serving as assistant director is Houston junior Victoria Williams. Fort Worth junior Janette Bauer is the play's stage manager, and Ennis junior Keidrick Goss is the assistant stage manager.

Tickets, which are $3 each, can be purchased by visiting www.finearts.sfasu.edu or calling (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.