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TWU's New Play Festival features 'BrideZilla' and 'Mark 1'


DENTON — The Texas Woman’s University drama program starts out the spring semester with a New Play Festival featuring BrideZilla by North Texas playwrights Natalie Gaupp and Steven McGaw, and Mark 1 by TWU graduate student Rene Serradet-Fuller. Both shows will run, alternating nightly, from Feb 23-March 4.

Performances for BrideZilla will be at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23; 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb 25; 8 p.m. Friday, March 2; and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 4. Performances for Mark 1 will be at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb 24; 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb 26; 4 p.m. Thursday, March 1; and 8 p.m. Saturday, March 3. All performances will take place in the Redbud Studio Theater, located on the north side of historic Hubbard Hall on TWU’s Denton campus. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Seating is limited; reservations are strongly encouraged.

To reserve tickets online or for more information, visit the Drama website at or call the TWU Box Office at (940) 898-2020.

BrideZilla is an eccentric one-act comedy that explores the darker side of the bridal industry. When Dean wakes up on a metal cot with a bandage on his side, he immediately fears that his insane bride-to-be has stolen his kidney. As he begins to put the pieces together, however, Dean realizes things may not be as they appear. Graduate student Nick Irion will direct the show in fulfillment of his master’s degree. The cast includes Jonathan Charles, Paul Engle, Arturo Garcia Jr., Nikki Irion, Taylor Reed and Marshal Warren. Costume design is by Logan Broker. Hayley Yates is the assistant director, and Araceli Radillo is the stage manager.

Written by Ms. Serradet Fuller in fulfillment of her master’s degree, Mark 1 tackles the difficult subject of a senseless act of violence. When a shooter enters His Holy Vessel Baptist Church, taking the lives of several people, it's up the pastor and his wife to discover the cause of such a tragedy. After learning that the shooter is their lost son, they must come to grips with how their past decisions led to such devastation. The cast includes Stanton Brasher, Bethany Dunn, Jacob Drum, Nick Elmore, Russell Harris, Emily Johns and Sherrie Wollenhaupt. Rebecca McDonald will direct the production. Costume design is by Brittany Fowler. Katheryn Cox serves as stage manager.

Krystal Price acts as production manager for the entire festival.

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Karen Garcia
Senior Writer

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