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SFA to stage student-directed 'For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls'

NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will present a student-directed production of Christopher Durang's one-act play "For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 13, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14. All performances will be in the Downstage Theatre located on the first floor of the Griffith Fine Arts Building.

"In this parody of 'Glass Menagerie,' Amanda tries desperately to marry off her hypochondriacal son, Lawrence, to Ginny, an obnoxious and partially deaf 'feminine caller,'" explained Irving senior Kat Edwards, the play's director. "Needless to say, the set up turns to chaos while hearts and swizzle sticks get broken."

The play is recommended for mature audiences.

British exchange student Abigail Watton plays Amanda, Katy freshman Preston Paul portrays Lawrence, and White Oak senior Lindsay Love plays Ginny. Kingwood senior Nick Negrón portrays Lawrence's brother, Tom.

Previously at SFA, Edwards assistant directed the Mainstage production of "Three Sisters" and the student productions of "The Saga of Cuchulain" and "Tom and Jerry." She also directed "The Goblins Plot to Murder God" in the Upstage Theatre and acted in several student productions, including "Contribution" and "A Young Lady of Property."

Tickets for "For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls" are $3 each. For tickets or more information, please call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.