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Student-directed "WASP" to be presented in SFA's Downstage Theatre

February 12, 2013 - Robbie Goodrich
NACOGDOCHES - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will present the student-directed production of "WASP" by comedian Steve Martin at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, in the Downstage Theatre in the Griffith Fine Arts Building on the SFA campus.

The one-act play will be directed by Mesquite senior John Lisi.

"'WASP' is an absurd comedy that presents Steve Martin's view of the traditional culture of White Anglo-Saxon Protestants," Lisi said.

The student cast features Nacogdoches junior Bailey Wier, Amarillo sophomore Mary Collie, San Antonio junior Jordan Boyd, Spring Branch junior Allison Day, Rota, Spain, sophomore Michael Spencer and Longview junior Valarie McLeckie.

The production team includes Austin Holt, Weatherford junior, as stage manager; Antonio Dibernardo, Mesquite sophomore, as scenic designer; Megan Thomas, Houston senior, as costume designer; Kaitlyn Turney, Jacksonville senior, as lighting designer; Amanda Warren, Nacogdoches sophomore, as sound designer; and Virginia Arteaga, Houston senior, as properties manager.

A senior acting major, Lisi's previous directing credits include "Sure Thing" by David Ives. He has appeared on stage in "Art," "She Stoops to Conquer" and "Old Saybrook."

"WASP" is recommended for mature audiences. Tickets are $3. For tickets or more information, call the Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407.