The Department of Theatre Arts presents a double-bill of one-act plays to kick off the spring semester this weekend.
“Mountain Language” and “Holy Days” will be presented together at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, in the Studio Theatre (Fine Arts Building, Room 137). Admission is free.
“Mountain Language,” by Nobel Prize-winning playwright and director Harold Pinter, tells the story of political prisoners in a totalitarian regime. The production features UT Arlington students Trae Adair, Nyeti-Abasi Edet, Joshua Eguia, Raul Luna, Bridie Marie Corbett, Abel Ramos and Andrew Beckman. “Mountain” is led by guest director Dr. Bill Gelber (Texas Tech University), who has directed more than 50 plays by Shakespeare, Goldoni, Pirandello, Tennessee Williams and Wendy Wasserstein.
“Holy Days,” directed by Senior Lecturer Dr. Brandi Andrade, follows a family engulfed by the Dust Bowl who must bury the past to find hope over Easter weekend. The cast of UT Arlington students includes Nicole Weber, Robert Bell, Joshua Cummins and Angela Horn. “Holy Days” was written by Sally Nemeth, a playwright and television screenwriter.