The Department of Theatre and Dance at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will present a production of Aaron Posner’s original and unpublished play “SFB” from Tuesday, Nov. 11, through Sunday, Nov. 16, in the Wilson Theatre located in the Center for the Arts. Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is one of the few venues in the nation given permission from Posner, award-winning author, to produce the work prior to publication.
Performances are Tuesday, Nov. 11, through Saturday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the Wilson Theatre. “SFB” concludes with a matinee on Sunday, Nov. 16, at 2 p.m.
Directed by J. Don Luna, Professor and Chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance, and performed by University theatre students, this irreverent, contemporary and funny adaptation of Russian dramatist, Anton Chekhov’s “The Seagull,” wages a timeless battle between young and old, past and present, in search of the true meaning of it all.
“The Department of Theatre and Dance is very excited to be allowed to present this groundbreaking work prior to its release and publication,” said Luna “It is a very funny piece with tragic undertones and Posner has found the voice of this generation in the language and themes.”
The story unfolds as an aspiring young director rampages against the art created by his mother’s generation. A nubile young actress wrestles with an aging Hollywood star for the affections of a renowned novelist. And everyone discovers just how funny, disappointing, and bittersweet love, art, and growing up can be.
This play is for mature audiences only due to adult language and themes. Tickets are $10 for adults, $6.50 for students, and $5 for Texas A&M-Corpus Christi students with a valid SandDollar$ ID. Tickets are available online or at the door the day of the performance. There is limited seating for this production as it is staged arena style. Group rates are also available. For information or to purchase tickets online, go to theatre.tamucc.edu. or by calling 361.825.5988.
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