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TWU to stage comedy penned by professor

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The Texas Woman’s University Theatre Program opens its 2017-2018 season with a comedy written by one of its faculty.

The Wal*Mart-ians, an apocalyptic comedy about a widow and the future of her fortune by TWU theater professor Steven Young, opens Wednesday, Oct. 11 and closes Sunday, Oct. 15 on the TWU campus.

The Wal*Mart-ians finds Jan Gunter, a widow in small town Iowa, ready to celebrate her 70th birthday with family. She might be strapped for cash, but Jan is rich in land. When her family straggles to her birthday bash (with an inheritance in their eyes), Jan uses her lucrative land to pit her relations against one another.

Young produced the play in 2003 in Chicago, where it won the 2003 Chicago Arts and Entertainment award for best comedy of the year.

Performances are 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 11, Friday, Oct. 13 and Saturday, Oct. 14. Matinees are 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 14-15. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors. The Saturday matinee will be a pay-what-you-can performance. Performances are at the Redbud Theatre Complex, 1401 Oakland St.

For more information or reservations, call 940-898-2020.

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