“Chase: The Life and Times of the Vampire of Sacramento” will premiere at the University of Central Arkansas.

This production will be Aug. 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m. and Aug. 20 at 2 p.m. at the Snow Fine Arts Bridges/Larson Theatre. This play is for mature audiences only.

America in the 1970s was full of love and life. However, it was also full of murder. This story ventures through the twisted mind of the real-life American serial killer, Richard Trenton Chase from his time in the American River Hospital in Sacramento, California, up until his death on Dec. 24, 1979.

“Chase: The Life and Times of Vampire of Sacramento” is a workshop production based on Documentary Theatre. It is written, directed and performed by UCA students. The director is UCA senior, Cody Charles Douell, and the cast includes Levi Smith, Phillip Donaghey and Rodtavious Watts.

Tickets are free to the general public and the UCA Community. 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 Arts, and 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, visitwww.uca.edu/cfac or call (501) 450-3293.