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Monty in full

Play takes on God, devil and death

This weekend, Texas Woman’s University opens its third play of the season — a work by graduate student Paul Engle.

Engle’s play, Dissonance, is about a character named Monty who has fallen on hard times and isn’t so sure he is strong enough to persevere. But if he can find the will to live, he might have something to live for. Encounters with God and the Devil make his choice more urgent and the stakes higher.

The show is presented as a staged reading, with staging by graduate student Ariana Cook.

The small cast of Dissonance explores the human connection to love and a higher power, and characters wrestle with suicide and redemption.

The cast includes Jacob Drum, Heather Alverson, Rene Sarradet and Christina Garcia.

Shawney Rogers will read the stage directions and Kathy Cox will do lighting design.

Performances will be 8 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday in the Redbud Theatre Complex, located on the north side of Hubbard Hall.

Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

The performance is suitable for ages 18 and older. For more information or to reserve a seat, call 940-898-2020 or visit .

— Lucinda Breeding