ASU Theatre presents Subtitles Not Included

(10-15-2013)

actors pictured include Tyler Dunlap, Shawnie Abbott, Bethany Hernandez, and Dante Finley

The Adams State University Theatre Program opens it student-directed Xperimental Theatre season with Subtitles Not Included. The production, featuring two one-act plays, opens at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, and continues nightly through Saturday, Oct. 26.

Every parent wants what is best for her child, but sometimes a parent's fear can be misplaced. In "The Hearing Test," directed by senior theatre major Amanda Wade, a deaf teenager wants desperately to learn sign language to communicate with his world. But everyone around him, including his mother, has different plans for him. In the end, the young man must fight for his right to speak in his own way as he tries to become the proud deaf man he wants desperately to be.

The worlds of theatre and film collide hilariously in the comedy "Swedish Movie" by Don Nigro. Directed by senior theatre major Ian Orbke, this play presents a movie on stage, but with a twist. When the characters realize that they are part of a film, they must come to terms with the reality that the movie and their lives might come to an end. In the midst of all the comic chaos, there will be plenty of laughs and a nod to the Swedish director Ingmar Bergman.

Subtitles Not Included contains mild adult language and situations. Individual tickets are $8 for general public, $7 for seniors and students, and free to Associated Students and Faculty with current Adams state identification.

To reserve tickets for Subtitles Not Included, call 719-587-8499.