NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Playwright Don Nigro’s “Seascape with Sharks and Dancer” will open the fall semester of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre’s student-directed plays.
Directed by Center senior Avery Tindol, the full-length play will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, in the Downstage Theatre on the SFA campus.
Set in a beach bungalow during 1978, the play is about a young man who saves a young woman from drowning. The play explores the relationship between the two from that point forward, according to Tindol. Soon, the woman finds herself trapped in the man’s life and torn between her need for love and her belief that all human relationships eventually turn into nightmares, Tindol said.
The two-person cast includes Austin senior Sarah Loveday as Tracy and Waxahachie freshman Adam Lamb as Ben.
The production staff includes Michael Nunez, Dallas freshman, as stage manager; Gareth Phipps, Dallas junior, assistant director; Kathleen McNamara, Irving junior, scenic designer; Jordyn Averitte, Baytown junior, costume designer; Armando Chavez, Corpus Christi sophomore, lighting designer; Mia Lindemann, Prosper senior, sound designer; and Logan Jennings, Longview junior, properties master.
Tindol is studying theatre and creative writing at SFA. His public directing credits at SFA are “Picnic on the Battlefield” by Fernando Arrabal and “Baby with the Bathwater” by Christopher Durang. His acting credits include Max in Jack Heifner’s “Hot Flashes,” Mr. Antrobus in “The Skin of Our Teeth,” Carthage Kilbride in “By the Bog of Cats” and Banquo in “Macbeth.”
“Seascape with Sharks and Dancer” is recommended for mature audiences. Faculty production advisor is Dr. Rick Jones.
Tickets are $6. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit theatre.sfasu.edu. The Downstage Theatre is located in the Griffith Fine Arts Building, 2222 Alumni Drive.