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UCA Theatre To Present ‘Tis Pity’

16By Natalie Pierce, College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office

CONWAY—The University of Central Arkansas Theatre will present “Tis Pity” by John Ford in late October and early November in the Bridges/Larson Theater in Snow Fine Arts Center.

Performances are 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 25-26 and Nov. 1-2, as well as a 2 p.m. matinee on Oct. 27.

Chris Fritzge, director of the play and an associate professor of Theatre, described “Tis Pity” as a “story of forbidden love between two young individuals who get caught up in plots of love and revenge that ultimately decide their fate.”

“‘Tis Pity’ was written in 1633 after Shakespeare’s death, and it really feels like an homage to the bard and his plays,” Fritzges said.

UCA theatre student Emily Cobb, who plays Annabella, said the play is “definitely a different experience” and she hopes to “give the audience a show that they can truly connect with and immerse themselves in, leaving the real world behind for a few hours.”

The production is recommended for mature audiences because of violence and romantic scenes.

Tickets are $10 to the general public. Members of the UCA community may receive two free tickets with current UCA I.D. Call UCA Ticket Central at (501) 450-3265 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or toll-free from anywhere in Arkansas at 866-810-0012, or visit www.uca.edu/theatre.

For more information, contact Melissa Kordsmeier-Pearson at melissap@uca.edu or (501) 450-5092.

The UCA College of Fine Arts and Communication includes the Departments of Art, Music, and Film, Theatre and Creative Writing, as well as the School of Communication. The college’s primary mission is the preparation of the next generation of artists, educators and communicators. For more information about CFAC, visitwww.uca.edu/cfac or call (‪501) 450-3293.

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