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SFA to present student-directed 'One for the Road'

November 22, 2011 - Sylvia Bierschenk
NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will present a student-directed production of Harold Pinter's "One for the Road" at 7:30 and 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3. All performances are in the Downstage Theatre, located on the first floor of the Griffith Fine Arts Building.

The one-act play explores the effects of torture and human rights violations on a small family, explained Nacogdoches senior Arrie Tucker, the play's director.

Dallas sophomore Jonathan Tyler plays Nicholas, an authority figure for an unnamed agency, who is placing three family members under extreme mental anguish for an unnamed crime.

The mother and father are portrayed by Houston freshman Thalia Gomez and Mount Pleasant senior Stephen Graham. Their son is played by Anthony Gloege. 7-year-old son of Laura and Dana Gloege, SFA assistant professor of scenic design.

Previously at SFA, Tucker directed "Gray Matter." He has also stage managed "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," "A Raisin in the Sun" and "Schoolhouse Rock Live! Too" and designed the lights for "The Other Son," "Women and Wallace" and "Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad."

Tickets to the play, which is recommended for mature audiences, are $3 each. For tickets or more information, please go to www.finearts.sfasu.edu or call (936) 468-6407.