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Fine arts hosting play, concerts
James and the Giant Peach

Tarleton State University

Friday, October 4, 2013

STEPHENVILLE, Texas—The Department of Fine Arts is hosting a number of cultural events in October.

Theatre at Tarleton and the Young People Series will present Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center Auditorium. It is the story of a young boy named James Henry Trotter, who finds himself living with his horrible, selfish aunts after his parents die in a tragic accident. His life changes magically when he discovers a giant peach growing in his garden. He climbs inside and has all kinds of amazing experiences with the giant insects he meets inside.

James and the Giant Peach is directed by senior theatre major Seth Williams. Set design is by senior Tamara Harris, lights are by sophomore Sarah McGrath, costumes are by senior Jocelyn Thompson, and puppet design is by junior Trinidee Mitchell.

Admission is $3 and tickets go on sale one hour before each performance.

The department will present a recital featuring guest artists Matt Sintchak on saxophone and Cheryl Lemmons on piano on Tuesday, Oct. 8, in the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center Theater. Featured music will include San Antonio by John Harbison and Histoire du Tango by Aster Pinzolla. Admission is free.

The department will present the Tarleton Choral Program, directed by Dr. Troy Robertson, in “A World of Sound,” on Thursday, Oct. 17, in the fine arts center theatre. The concert will feature music from the U.S., Mexico, Zambia, Brazil, South Africa and Spain. Steve Chambers will be the accompanist. Admission is $5 for adults or free with a Tarleton ID. Tickets go on sale one hour before the concert and all seating is general admission.


Tarleton State University
A member of The Texas A&M University System

Contact: Lori LaRue

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