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Theatre Arts majors to present 'The Unseen'

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Monday, June 9, 2008

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Media Contact: Sue Stevens

ARLINGTON - The critically acclaimed play, “The Unseen,” will be presented by The University of Texas at Arlington Department of Theatre Arts June 12 through 14. The company of the summer production is comprised entirely of theater arts majors. The director is Nicholas Irion and Melissa Kendall is stage manager.

“The Unseen” tells the story of characters Wallace and Valdez, imprisoned by a totalitarian regime and mercilessly tortured for unknown crimes, living without hope of escape or release. When an enigmatic new prisoner arrives and begins communicating in code, both men develop new relationships to each other, their captors and themselves. A darkly humorous examination of faith in an uncertain world, the play was written by Craig Wright, writer for the hit TV series, “Six Feet Under.”

The cast features Stephen Howell as Wallace, Bradford Hutson as Valdez and Stephen Eyre as Mr. Smeija. Howell also is doing set and lighting design and Irion is make-up designer. Costume design is by Melissa Kendall and sound design by Jack Shields.

“The Unseen” will be presented at 8 p.m. June 12 through 14 in the Studio Theatre, room 137 at the Fine Arts Building, 700 Greek Row Drive. Tickets are $6 and are sold at the door only, with no reservations or advance sales). Contact Natalie Gaupp at ngaupp@uta.edu for more information.

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