Dying City is brought to life by UCA Theatre

The University of Central Arkansas Theatre will present Dying City by Christopher Shinn on September 1, 2, 3, and 4, at 7:30 pm, and September 5, at 2:00 pm in the Black Box Theatre (Studio 210) of the Snow Fine Arts Center.

Dying City is a drama for mature audiences only. A year after her husband’s death in Iraq, Kelly, a young therapist confronts his identical twin brother, who shows up at her apartment unannounced.

“As an actor, the biggest challenge in this production is that I am playing two characters that are completely different with almost no time backstage,” expresses UCA junior, Harrison Trigg from Hector. He is playing the roles of Peter and Craig, the identical twin brothers.

“Another challenge of this play is how realistic and conversational it is. There are a lot of unfinished thoughts in the dialog. It’s like real life when you have one thought and are in midsentence when you realize that you shouldn’t be saying it so you immediately shift to another thought.”

Shannon Moore, UCA lecturer and technical director will be directing Dying City. UCA Theatre students design many elements of this production, including scenic design by Emily Ray, a senior from Redfield, costume design by Emily Cooper, a senior from Benton, lighting design by Phillip Donaghey, a sophomore from Springdale, sound design by Thomas Moran, a junior from Plumerville, stage management by Morgan Stephens, a sophomore from Lowell, and dramaturge by Cody Douell, a senior from Hot Springs.

Tickets are free to the public and are required. Seats for this production are limited. Reservations can be made by calling (501) 450-3265 or by visiting UCA Ticket Central located in the Reynolds Performance Hall box office. More information is available online at www.uca.edu/theatre or by contacting Melissa Kordsmeier, UCA Theatre Business Manager at mkordsmeier@uca.edu or (501) 450-5092.

The UCA College of Fine Arts and Communication includes the Departments of Art, Communication, Mass Communication and Theatre, Music and Writing. The college’s primary mission is the preparation of the next generation of artists, educators and communicators. For more information about CFAC, visit www.uca.edu/cfac or call (501) 450-3293.

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