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SFA to present student-directed 'Baby with the Bathwater'

October 17, 2017 - Robbie Goodrich
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will present Christopher Durang's full-length play "Baby with the Bathwater" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Oct. 28, in the Downstage Theatre on the SFA campus.

Directed by Center senior Avery Tindol, "Baby with the Bathwater" is a dark comedy about the struggles of both parenthood and childhood. It is recommended for mature audiences.

"When John and Helen bring home their newborn baby, it doesn't take long for them to realize that parenting isn't that simple," Tindol explained. "Baby eventually grows up while facing the problems that most children experience throughout their lives." Some of these problems include being kidnapped, almost being run over by busses on multiple occasions, and identity issues.

The cast includes Frisco sophomore Aubrey Moore as Helen; Lufkin senior Jacob Carr as John; Plano senior Cecily Maucieri as the Nanny; Burleson senior Paige Farley as Cynthia/Voice/Susan; Huffman junior Sidney Lowell as Kate/Miss Pringle; Dallas senior Madison Rey as Angela/Mrs. Willoughby; and Austin freshman Zach Loveday as A Young Man.

The production staff includes Madeline Collins, Sunnyvale senior, as stage manager; Katie Irwin, Arlington sophomore, assistant stage manager; Maggie Strain, Port Aransas senior, assistant director; Victoria Medrano, Edinburg senior, and Gretchen Wedel, co-scenic designers; Ernestro Dominguez, Legget senior, costume designer; Brittany Tennis, Hutto senior, lighting designer; Wyatt Gaubatz, Needville junior, sound designer; and Davis Gilmartin, Flower Mound sophomore, properties master.

Tindol's acting credits at SFA include the characters of Banquo in "Macbeth," Carthage Kilbride in "By the Bog of Cats," and Mr. Antrobus in "The Skin of Our Teeth." His directing credits include "Things That Go Bump in the Night" and "Picnic on the Battlefield." He will also be the assistant director for SFA's upcoming production of (Biedermann and) "The Firebugs."

Faculty production advisor for "Baby with the Bathwater" is Stephanie Murphy.

The Downstage Theatre is located in the Griffith Fine Arts Building, 2222 Alumni Drive.

Tickets are $6. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit theatre.sfasu.edu.