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UTRGV University Productions announces coming theatre season

A scene from a rehearsal of UTRGV’s University Production offering of ‘Bonnie & Clyde,’ with Zoe Sesin as Bonnie Parker and Julian Ramirez as Clyde Barrow. (Courtesy Photo)

EDINBURG, TEXAS – FEB. 16, 2017 – The spring semester of UTRGV’s University Productions opens with “Bonnie & Clyde,” a musical with book by Ivan Menchell, lyrics by Don Black and music by Frank Wildhorn.

At the height of the Great Depression, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow went from two small-town nobodies in West Texas to America's first “celebrity criminals,” folk heroes and the worst nightmare for Texas law enforcement. 

Their story of love, adventure and crime, which captured the attention of an entire nation in the 1930s, is set to run March 1-4 at 7:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 5, at the Albert L. Jeffers Theatre, in the ELABS building (formerly the Arts & Humanities Building) on the UTRGV Edinburg Campus.

Tickets are $25 for reserve, $20 for general admission, $15 for non-UTRGV students with school ID, and $10 for UTRGV students, faculty and staff.

SHE KILLS MONSTERS

In April, University Productions will present “She Kills Monsters,” a comedy romp into the world of fantasy roleplay games, directed by Professor Peter Mikolasky.

This spring Mainstage production, written by Qui Nguyen, was the 2013 winner of the AATE Distinguished Play Award, and offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior in us all.

“She Kills Monsters” runs April 19-22 at 7:30 p.m. and April 23 at 2 p.m., also at the Albert L. Jeffers Theatre.

Mainstage ticket prices are $20 for reserve seating, $15 for general admission, $10 for non-UTRGV students with school ID, and $5 for UTRGV students, faculty and staff.

BUG JOY

The spring semester closes with the Theatre for Young Audiences production of “Bug Joy,” a fantasy by Jan Seale, the 2012 Texas Poet Laureate, of Edinburg.

“Bug Joy,” which celebrates creature happiness, is appropriate for all ages.

It will run April 27-29 at 7 p.m., and at 2 p.m. April 29-30, at the Albert L. Jeffers Theatre.

Seating is open general admission only, $10 per person.

SUMMER 2017

University Productions’ summer 2017 offerings include “Rough Magic,” a fantasy by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, 7:30 p.m. June 29, 30 and July 1, and 2 p.m. July 2, and “RX,” a comedy by Kate Fodor, which runs July 6-8 at 7:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. July 9. Both will be presented at the Albert L. Jeffers Theatre.

Tickets are $20 for reserve seating, $15 for general admission, $10 for non-UTRGV students with school ID, and $5 for UTRGV students, faculty and staff.

For more information, group reservations, or to be added to the theatre mailing list, call the box office at (956) 665-3581 or email elva.galvan@utrgv.edu.

You can also like the UTRGV University Productions page on Facebook.

MEDIA CONTACTS

Neiby.RodriguezRangel01@UTRGV.edu
Staff Writer / 956-665-3639 

Marci.Caltabiano@UTRGV.edu
UTRGV Director of News and Internal Communications 956-665-2742