NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will present the one-act play "Postponing the Heat Death of the Universe" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 5, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6, in the Downstage Theatre on the SFA campus.

Written by Stephen Gregg, "Postponing the Heat Death of the Universe" is directed by Longview junior Bethany Trauger. The play is about the conversation that ensues between two people after one loses a scholarship contest to the other. "Hours ago, Nick lost a scholarship contest. Now he's lying motionless in a dark room, and when Jackie, the winner of the contest, arrives to give him her condolences, she finds his behavior a little bizarre," the synopsis reads.

The cast includes Royce City junior Bayley Owen as Nick; Arlington sophomore Sadie Mae Taylor as Jackie; and Lufkin sophomore Britney Day as Stacy. Stage manager is Hawkins junior Allie Smith, and assistant stage manager is Edinburg freshman Makayla Moreno.

Trauger is a junior theatre major with an emphasis in directing and an interest in dramaturgy. She has previously directed "Hanging On" by Claudia Haas, and she was dramaturg for the musical "Oklahoma!"

Faculty production advisor for "Postponing the Heat Death of the Universe" is Rosie Brownlow-Calkin.

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