NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will present the student-directed "Bobby Gould in Hell" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, in the Downstage Theatre on the SFA campus.

Baytown senior theatre major Stephen Davis directs David Mamet's one-act play that examines the life of the title character and his past sins after he dies and is in the waiting room of hell.

"'Bobby Gould in Hell' is a dark comedy in which we find our title character in discussion with the Devil himself about Gould's immortal soul," Davis said.

The cast includes Beaumont sophomore Erik Freels-Vargas as The Interrogator; Lufkin sophomore Jacob Carr as Bobby Gould; Port Aransas freshman Maggie Strain as The Assistant; and Houston freshman Christina Gibson as Glenna.

The production staff includes Nicole Freyer, Corpus Christi freshman, stage manager; Austin Davis, Keller senior, scenic designer; Elizabeth Bielstein, Houston sophomore, costume designer; Katy Morton, Marshall senior, lighting designer; Skyler Moore, Plano sophomore, sound designer; Samantha Friedrich, Bay City senior, hair and makeup designer; and Taylor Solice, Dallas sophomore, properties master.

Davis was assistant director for the School of Theatre's production of "The Arabian Nights" earlier this fall and was stage manager for "August: Osage County" this past spring.

"Bobby Gould in Hell' is recommended for mature audiences. Faculty production advisor is Scott Shattuck, director of the School of Theatre.

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

Tickets are $4. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit