‘Still Life with Iris’ To Open Fall Play Season

COMMERCE, Texas — The University Playhouse at Texas A&M University-Commerce will open the fall season with the debut of “Still Life with Iris,” an award-winning new play, at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16.

“Through the magic of theater and child-like imagination, “Still Life with Iris” provides entertainment that both enlightens and educates,” director Carrie Klypchak said.

The play, named after Van Gough’s famous painting, tells the story of a young artist’s fantastical voyage of discovery and his search for home, family, and acceptance, while learning that the pursuit of excellence is not the same as the attempt to achieve absolute perfection.

“‘Still Life with Iris’ is sure to engage audiences of all ages much in the way J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis appeal to adults and children alike,” Klypchak said.

Students in third through seventh grade can take advantage of the first-time collaboration between the University Playhouse and the A&M-Commerce Planetarium, with planetarium shows offered before and after each weekday matinee.

Tickets for the evening and Sunday matinees are $3 for students, $8 for senior citizens and $10 for adults. Weekday performances are $3 for students, and free for accompanying teachers and sponsors.

For tickets and additional show times, call 903-886-5900 or email [email protected].

For more information on the planetarium shows, contact Cheri Davis, assistant planetarium director at A&M-Commerce, 903-468-8650 or fax 903-468-8651, or visit http://www.tamu-commerce.edu/university/planetarium.

FANTASY PLAY – “Still Life with Iris,” a play suitable for the entire family, will open at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at the Texas A&M University-Commerce Playhouse. Rehearsing from left are Greenville senior Rachel Fields, Elsa freshman Ricardo “Ben” Ozuna, and Shreveport, La. senior Samantha Grace. Performances of this award-winning play about a fantastical voyage of a discovery for a young girl in search of home, family, and acceptance, are at 8 p.m. Oct. 16-18 and Oct. 23-26. Sunday matinees are at 3 p.m. Oct. 19 and Oct. 25. For reservations, call the University Playhouse Box Office at 90-886-5900. Ticket prices are $3 for students, $8 for senior citizens, and $10 for adults.