NACOGDOCHES, Texas –The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will present the student-directed play “Overtones” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, in Regents Suite A in the Baker Pattillo Student Center on the SFA campus.
Directed by Emily Edwards, Cedar Hill senior, “Overtones” is written by Alice Gerstenberg and is a play about how human nature appears on the surface to the world and how it appears as it becomes dramatized psychologically.
“The word ‘overtone’ is a musical term used when describing the different frequencies of a note,” Edwards explains. “One note rings at one frequency, but for many different reasons, depending on your instrument, one note will have multiple frequencies, usually very close together. The frequencies that are not specific to that note but are still being played by the instrument are called overtones.
“Within this play, however, the note being played is not music, but people,” she said. “And their overtones are not neighboring frequencies of a note, but are less properly named, more emotional characters. This play follows two women and their ‘overtones’ who all have goals and are in competition to see who can accomplish their goal first.”
The cast includes Caitlin McIntire, Baytown senior, as Harriet; Sarah Cook, Brownsboro freshman, as Hetty; Dani Wilson, Denton junior, as Margaret; and Beth Powell, Baytown junior, as Maggie.
The crew includes Houston senior Cynthia Tovar as stage manager; Pasadena senior Juli Flores, fight choreographer; and Plano sophomore Victoria Wilshire, costume designer.
Edwards is a theatre education major at SFA and has directed three plays at the university. “Overtones” is her fourth directing project. Faculty production advisor for “Overtones” is Inga Meier.
Tickets are $4. To purchase tickets, visit the SFA Fine Arts Box Office online at boxoffice.sfasu.edu or call (936) 468-6407. Box office and online sales end at 4 p.m. on Oct. 29. Available tickets may be purchased at the door. For more information about the play, call the School of Theatre at (936) 468-4003 or visit theatre.sfasu.edu.