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Finding love, acceptance focus of student-directed 'Feeding the Moonfish'

October 3, 2014 - Robbie Goodrich

NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will present the student-directed "Feeding the Moonfish" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, in the Downstage Theatre on the SFA campus.

Senior Allison Day of San Antonio directs Barbara Wiechmann's one-act play, which Day describes as a "darkly enchanting drama."

"In southern Florida, two young adults from broken homes meet at a dock late at night," Day explains. "One of them is plagued by an unknown trauma. Both are looking for love and acceptance in all the wrong places and in all the wrong ways. Will they find it with each other?"

The cast includes Houston freshman Jason Trevino as Martin; Austin freshman Rachel Bollinger as Eden; Covina, Calif., junior Maddison Myers as Moonfish 1; Columbus, Ohio, sophomore Andrea Nelson as Moonfish 2; Rockwall junior Tori Carew as Moonfish 3; and Dallas junior Celeste Galey as Moonfish 4.

The production staff includes Taylor Dobbs, Baytown sophomore, as stage manager; Landy Trapp, Crystal City senior, scenic designer; Brian Butler, Wylie senior, costume designer; Troy Carrico, Austin junior, lighting designer; and Trevor Moore, Richardson senior, sound designer.

Day is earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in acting and directing. Her professional credits include roles in "Why Do Fools Fall in Love?" and "Crimes of the Heart" at Canterbury Summer Theatre. Among her performance credits at SFA are "Little Shop of Horrors," "Blood Wedding," "Dead Man's Cell Phone," "Godspell" and "Woman and Scarecrow." Later this fall, she will appear in "Spamalot," which is to be presented as part of the College of Fine Arts' University Series.

Day is also an aspiring playwright and will see her first play produced in Scotland next summer.

Faculty production advisor for "Feeding the Moonfish" is Laura Rikard, assistant professor of theatre at SFA.

Tickets are $4. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu. "Feeding the Moonfish" is recommended for mature audiences (teens or older).