Weekend theater festival to involve six Ariz. colleges

By Brad Wallace

Arizona Daily Wildcat

More than 150 students from six Arizona schools including actors, designers, and stage personnel will perform at the UA in this year's College Theatre Festival.

The festival highlights drama programs at the University of Arizona, Arizona State University, Eastern Arizona College, and Glendale, Pima and Scottsdale community colleges. Now in its 21st year, it is the only festival of its kind in the Southwest.

"(It's) an opportunity to recognize and encourage excellence in theatre production across the country," said Julia DeHesus, state chairman of the festival. As its host, the UA, she said, will "show off our excellent new facilities and invite other schools to our campus."

The festival starts tonight with an 8 p.m. show and runs through Saturday at the UA Fine Arts Theatre, with performances at noon and 8 p.m daily.

Featured performances are: "Execution of Justice," the UA; "Rumors," Eastern Arizona College; "The Suicide," Pima Community College; "The American Dream," Glendale Community College; "As You Like It," performed by Scottsdale Community College; and two original short plays, "Stages" and "The Angel Seed,"


Tickets are $8 for general admission and $5 for UA staff and faculty. Festival passes, which provide admission to all seven performances, are $35 for the general public and $21 for staff and faculty.

For more information, call the Fine Arts Theatre Box Office at 621-1162.

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