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November 2007

Release Date: November 27, 2007

Comedy Murder Mystery Highlights ASU Holiday Dinner Theatre

The comedy murder mystery “XSR: Die!” (or “Cross Stage Right: Die!”) and a menu of traditional favorites will highlight Angelo State University’s Arts at ASU Holiday Dinner Theatre beginning Thursday, Nov. 29, in the ASU Modular Theatre.

Show times will be at 8 p.m. Nov. 29 through Dec. 1 and Dec. 6-8, with dinner served each night at 7 p.m. A matinee performance is scheduled at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, with dinner served at 1 p.m. Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 for Arts at ASU subscribers and non-ASU students, and $12.50 for ASU students, faculty and staff and ASU activity card holders. The holiday dinner menu will consist of turkey, ham, dressing and all the traditional trimmings.

Presented in “living black-and-white,” the play is part of a series of stories featuring Harry Hunsacker, the would-be actor turned would-be detective; his assistant Nigel Grouse; and Lt. Foster of the New York City Police.

The action in “XSR: Die!” takes place backstage at the Republic Theatre in 1942. In just a few hours, the curtain is set to rise on a new play, but someone has murdered famed director Douglas Mallory. Who would want to kill Mallory? Anyone who ever worked with him. Happily, Harry Hunsacker is back on the case.

“XSR: Die!” was written by Kurt Kleinmann, founder of the Pegasus Theatre in Dallas. One of his previous “Harry Hunsacker” scripts had a successful run as an off-Broadway production.

Reservations are currently being taken in the ASU box office. The box office is open from 2-6 p.m. weekdays in the Carr Education-Fine Arts Building. To make reservations, call 942-2000.

For more information on the production and cast, contact Worley with the ASU drama program at 942-2146, Ext. 241.

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