Contact: Wendel Sloan at 575.562.2253
PORTALES – The Eastern New Mexico University Department of Theatre will present the production of "The Marriage of Bette and Boo" on Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 9-11, at 7 p.m. and on Sunday, Feb. 12, at 2 p.m. on the main stage of the University Theatre Center on the Portales campus.
Admission is $5 to the public and free to ENMU students with an ID. Box office sales will begin on Monday, Feb. 6, in the University Theatre Center lobby or call 575.562.2710. Box office hours are 12-5 p.m.
With a mixture of broad comedy, biting satire and pathos, Christopher Durang's "The Marriage of Bette and Boo" tracks the dissolution of a marriage over the course of 30 years. All the characters in the play are emotionally wounded, yet they continue merrily along in this farcical treatment of love, family and dreams. Since its first production in 1985, when it received numerous awards, the play has appeared widely across America
This production is under the direction of Joseph Kline, dean of the College of Fine Arts. The main characters are ENMU's Robert Garcia (Raton, N.M.) as Matt, Brandon Gilliard (Clovis, N.M.) as Boo and Mandi Hatcher (Clovis, N.M.) as Bette.
In addition to their four performances, the cast will perform for visiting high school drama students during the Department of Theatre's 57th annual Drama Festival on Feb. 15-17 on the Portales campus.
For more information, call 575.562.2377.