NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - East Texans of all ages can enjoy the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre's student-directed production of A.A. Milne's "The Ugly Duckling" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17. All shows are in the Downstage Theatre of the Griffith Fine Arts Building.

The delightful story of a king, queen, their plain daughter and a daring prince is full of imposters, secrets and romance, said Brenham senior Kristi Young, the play's director.

Principal roles are played by Dangerfield senior Adam McCoy (the King), Sugar Land sophomore Katrina Tarson (the Queen), Mesquite freshman Emily Gibson (Princess Camillia) and Arlington freshman Adam McCoy (Prince Simon).

Young's previous directing credits at SFA include "Ferris Wheel" and "The Emperor's New Robes." The theatre education major was the assistant hair and makeup designer for "Brighton Beach Memoirs" and will design the hair and makeup for "Frenzy for Two or More" in November.

Tickets for "The Ugly Duckling" are $3 each. For tickets or more information, please visit or call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.