School of Theatre and Dance presents "Belleville"

The play is the first production in the 2017-18 Lab Theatre season.

Belleville

The Texas Tech University School of Theatre & Dance presents Amy Herzog’s “Belleville” Oct. 2-8 in the Charles E. Maedgen Jr. Lab Theatre.

The play follows Zack and Abby, two young Americans living in Paris in a bohemian apartment. They have a stable marriage and Zack is on a noble mission, helping the fight toward ending pediatric AIDS. But when Abby finds Zack at home one afternoon when he is supposed to be at work, the questions and answers that follow shake the foundation of their seemingly beautiful life.

“The play explores what it means to be in a relationship in the millennial era,” said Zach Dailey, a third-year doctoral student and director of the play. “The ability to communicate verbally and honestly is a talent not all millennials possess. We have become so used to doing all of our communication in typing or with pictures that the capacity to just talk seems out of reach.”

Curtain times for the 2017-18 Lab Theatre season are 7:30 p.m. on Monday through Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets for the show are $10 for individuals and $5 for students with a valid student ID. A limited number of free student rush tickets are available for Texas Tech students.

To purchase tickets and for more information, call (806) 742-3603 or visit their website.


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School of Theatre & Dance

Department of Theatre and Dance

Texas Tech's School of Theatre and Dance is part of the College of Visual & Performing Arts. It is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre.

The university is one of two in Texas to offer all traditional degrees in theatre, and one of only three in the southwest to offer a Ph.D. in Fine Arts.

Students in the School of Theatre and Dance pursue a core curriculum that includes training in the areas of design, acting, directing, dance, stage management, history and playwriting.

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