Theatre Performances 2015

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Lifestyle Reporter

The start of the new semester brings a new season of auditions and performances by the Department of Theatre and Dance.

“A Streetcar Named Desire,” “Angels in America,” “Kiss Me Kate,” “Medea” and “Snake Oil” are just a few of the performances students can look forward to in the coming months.

“A Streetcar Named Desire” will be the first major performance of the 2015 season. The play was written by Tennessee Williams in 1947 and deals with a culture clash between two major characters, Blanche DuBois and Stanley Kowalski.

Regan Goins, theatre senior, who plays Blanche, describes the experience as the role of a lifetime.

“This is a dream role for me,” Goins said. “I am so incredibly excited to be a part of this production with this amazing ensemble and crew. The people I get to do this with are not only really respected colleagues of mine but are many of my close friends.”

Goins admits stepping into Blanche’s world is something that excites and terrifies her.

“She is a very complicated woman who is put through some of the worst circumstances imaginable,” Goins said.

Following “A Streetcar Named Desire,” Texas State Theatre will produce “Angels in America” and “Kiss Me Kate.”

Performers in “Kiss Me Kate” are eager to share the Tony Award-winning musical with the Texas State campus.

“‘Kiss Me Kate’ involves the production of a musical version of William Shakespeare’s ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ and the conflict on and offstage between Fred, the show’s director, producer and star, and his leading lady and ex-wife Lilli,” said Cassandra Abate, assistant professor.

Elizabeth Brady, musical theatre junior, said she is grateful to be a part of such a dedicated cast and crew.

“‘Excited’ is an understatement,” Brady said. “‘Kiss Me Kate’ is, and has been, one of my favorite shows for a long time. The cast is a slew of gorgeous, hilarious talents, and Cassie Abate is incredible.”