From the Department of Theatre, students and faculty can look forward to the annual Homecoming musical. This year, it will perform the former broadway show and Hollywood film Big Fish. The performance will be the first premiere on a college campus since it was performed on Broadway. Big Fish follows the story of a young man, Edward Bloom, understanding the tall tales his father told throughout his life. The musical will be performed Oct. 10-11, at 8 p.m., and Oct. 12, at 2 p.m at the Abilene Civic Center. Music and lyrics are by Andrew Lippa, and the show is directed by Dawne Meeks.
Dead Man’s Cell Phone will be the Cornerstone musical this year. The story will follow Jean as she finds and keeps the cellphone of a former café patron. When she begins to answer the phone of the man, who has recently passed away, she is unknowingly “thrust into a world of mysterious strangers, shady business deals and the potential for true love.” The comedy takes a look at the technology-obsessed world through “memory, redemption and connection.” The production will be showcased at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17-22 in Fulks Theatre. There will be a talkback session after each performance. Dead Man’s Cell Phone, written by Sarah Ruhl, will be directed by Kari Hatfield, assistant professor of theatre.
From the ACU Downtown Gallery, Felice House and Dana Younger show their work at the exhibit titled “Re-Western.” The exhibit takes a different look on American western culture. With intricate sculptures, clever design and stunning oil paintings, the gallery presents new ideas in an old setting. Among the pieces are colorful paintings of women placed in iconic scenes from westernized movies that typically held a man in the same position. The artists take a modern look at the ideal that has been deemed the American West. The “Re-Western” exhibit is stunningly put together and available to all students and the public.
From the Art & Design department is a comprehensive show of the lifetime of work by art professor, Ginna Sadler. The show, aptly titled “Until Now” is on display at the Shore Art Gallery on campus. From mixed media to drawings to custom pieces of jewelry, Sadler’s exhibit chronicles the various works that an artist will create and collect throughout her life. Mixing a sense of industrialism with simplicity and varying textures, “Until Now” will create a captive audience from anyone who views the exhibit. The exhibit will be on display until Oct. 3.