The Angelina College theatre department is presenting “You Know I Can’t Hear You When The Water’s Running” Nov. 16, 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Temple Theater. Tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, students and children. AC students are admitted for free with their student ID.
The production is
a series of one-act plays, all focused on the theme of intimacy. This play deals with mature subject matter. The first act, “The Footsteps of Doves,” deals with the conflict a middle-aged couple faces when replacing their double bed with a set of twin beds. The second act, “I’m Herbert,” is about an older bird-watching couple who just can’t get their memory of relationships in order. The third act, “The Shock of Recognition,” is the story of a New York producer working with a playwright who has written a scandalous play.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of this production’s Broadway premier. Director and AC Theatre Instructor Kary Raine said, “While this play was written in the sixties, we have contemporized our production to reflect the current times.”
The cast features Cody Carter of Lufkin as Salesman, Darbi Powers of Huntington as Harriet, Tyler Arnold of Nacogdoches as George, Marina Zinack of Nacogdoches as Jill, Gabriel Menz of Mooresville, North Carolina as Jack Barnstable, Kase Vann of Dallas as Herb Miller, Ashley Choate of Nacogdoches as Dorothy, and Riley Elledge of Huntington as Richard Pawling.
Special guest performers David Raine and Retha Powers will play Herbert and Muriel, respectively.
Powers is an AC alumna who will complete her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Stephen F. Austin State University in December. She has been in several AC productions including “Night Mother” and “The Library.” Powers recently appeared in SFA’s production of “Tartuffe” and she directed “Aladdin” at Hudson High School last month.
David Raine has been an an instructor at SFA in the theatre department for 10 years and has appeared in more than 30 SFA productions. He has directed several of his published 10-minute plays as well as A.R. Gurney’s “The Dining Room” in 2014 at Angelina College. Mr. Raine wrote the 2011 production of “Everyman for Everyone” which was performed at AC.
“I’m very excited about our two guest artists. It’s a great experience for our newest students to have the opportunity to work with seasoned veterans of the stage,” Kary Raine said.
The crew includes Kary Raine, director; Richard Powers, scenic designer; Richard Powers, technical director; Andrew Reed, lighting designer; Leandra Wills, assistant lighting designer; Tyler Arnold, sound designer; Darbi Powers, costume designer; Riley Elledge, props master; Leandra Wills, light board operator; Greg Bryce, sound board operator; and Cody Carter, running crew.
For more information, call the Temple Theater box office at (936) 633-5454.