Rams’ Words, an Evening of New Works*
Written and Directed by ASU students
Plays will be selected from those written by our students and may be supplemented with short plays presented at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Regional Festival. Selected works will be directed by ASU students.
El Sueños Fantásticos*
April 29-May 2
ASU Modular Theatre
Students wishing to design or audition for this production must enroll in the associated Special Topics course associated with it in Spring 2021.
By John Cariani
ASU Modular Theatre / Dinner Theatre
A woman carries her heart, broken into nineteen pieces, in a small paper bag. A man shrinks to half his former size, after losing hope in love. A couple keep the love they have given each other in large red bags, or compress the mass into the size of a diamond. These playful and surreal experiences are commonplace in the world of John Cariani’s Almost, Maine, where on one deeply cold and magical Midwinter Night, the citizens of Almost — not organized enough for a town, too populated for a wilderness — experience the life-altering power of the human heart. Relationships end, begin, or change beyond recognition, as strangers become friends, friends become lovers, and lovers turn into strangers. Propelled by the mystical energy of the aurora borealis and populated with characters who are humorous, plain-spoken, thoughtful, and sincere, Almost, Maine is a series of loosely connected tales about love, each with a compelling couple at its center, each with its own touch of sorcery.
by Peter Shaffer
PG-13 / ASU Drive-In Dinner Theatre
Lovesick and desperate, sculptor Brindsley Miller has embellished his apartment with furniture and objects d’arte “borrowed” from the absent antique collector next door, hoping to impress his fiancée’s pompous father and a wealthy art dealer.
The fussy neighbor, Harold Gorringe, returns just as a blown fuse plunges the apartment into darkness, and Brindsley is revealed. Unexpected guests, aging spinsters, errant phone cords and other snares impede his frantic attempts to return the purloined items before light is restored.
by Federico Lorca
Virtual Production, Online
Two families in a semi-mythical rural Spain are intricately bound in an unbreakable cycle of murder and revenge. The death-bound love triangle at the center of the play fuels these passions to a fever pitch and propels the story to its unstoppable tragic conclusion. Lorca’s image-laden poetry unfolds the story with the fire and power characteristic of his work and the fateful resonance that marked his own tragically short life.
* In the event of pandemic changes to the season, performances will move online and patrons will receive all necessary information in the event of changes with Angelo State University and/or government regulations of public gatherings.