SAN ANGELO, TX — University Theatre at Angelo State University will present the satirical comedy "The Thanksgiving Play" for its fall dinner theatre production, beginning Thursday, Nov. 16, in the ASU Modular Theatre inside the Carr Education-Fine Arts (EFA) Building at 2602 Dena Drive.
Show times will be at 8 p.m. each night, November 16-18, with the doors opening for dinner service at 6:45 p.m. There will also be a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee on Nov. 19, with the doors opening for dinner service at 12:45 p.m.
Tickets are $20 for the general public, $15 for Arts at ASU subscribers and non-ASU students, and $12.50 for ASU students and ASU activity card holders. Tickets are available for purchase online at angelo.edu/boxoffice or through the ASU box office in the Carr EFA Building.
Written by Native American author Larissa FastHorse, "The Thanksgiving Play" tells the story of how good intentions collide with absurd assumptions as a troupe of terminally "woke" teaching artists scrambles to create a pageant that somehow manages to celebrate both Turkey Day and Native American Heritage Month.
"The Thanksgiving Play" made its Broadway debut earlier this year, making FastHorse the first female Native American playwright to have a play produced on Broadway.
Under the direction of Daniel Anderson, director of University Theatre, the ASU student cast includes Mitchell Martinez, Ryan Ezell, Kalli Sprawls, Kate Yantis, Brianna Kincaid, Lane Hale, and Mylo Brannan.
The student production staff and crew include August Lackey, stage manager; Jasmine Solis and Lillith Morgan, assistant stage managers; Angel Pena, scenic designer; Samuel Molho and Margarita Fabela, assistant scenic designers; Emma Cullen, lighting designer; Kailey Gembler and Alec Ochoa-Razo, assistant lighting designers; Kat Fields, costume designer; Melissa Surber, assistant costume designer; Analy Preciado, sound designer/charge painter; Mia Harryman, props designer; Cassandra Fuentes and Gabbie Flores, assistant props designers; Jake Cisneros and Alexis Crawford, scenic painters; Lily Moran, wardrobe supervisor; Luz Valdez, dresser; Lane Hale, light board operator; Janae Wilson, sound board operator; and Zaiden Lopez, maitre d'.
For ticket information or to purchase tickets through the ASU box office, call 325-942-2000. The box office is open from 3-6 p.m. on weekdays in the Carr EFA Building.