DATE:  April 13, 2005
CONTACT: Ina Jensen, Instructor, College of Arts and Humanities, (361)825-2362; Steve Paschal, Public Affairs, (361) 825-2336 

Reality and Imagination at Odds in Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Production of Macabre British Comedy
Alan Ayckbourn’s “Woman in Mind” recommended for mature audiences

The Theatre Department at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will present “Woman in Mind” from Thursday, April 21 through Sunday, May 1 in the Wilson Studio Theatre located in the Center for the Arts.

In this British comedy written by Alan Ayckbourn and directed by University Instructor Ina Jensen, Susan, a bored and wacky British housewife, gets a bump on the head which leads her to imagine herself in a perfect, fantasy family complete with tennis courts, champagne, and doting husband and daughter. The play alternates between this situation and her real, dreary family of unimaginative and irritating relationships.

Ayckbourn, the author of more than 60 plays, is one of the world's most successful living playwrights and is also an internationally acclaimed director. One of England’s most successful and well-respected playwrights, he is the first living playwright to be knighted since 1970. “Woman in Mind,” which made its debut in London in 1985, is for mature audiences.

Evening performances of “Woman in Mind” are Thursday, April 21 through Saturday, April 23 at 8 p.m.; and Friday, April 29 through Saturday, April 30 at 8 p.m  Matinee performances are Sunday, April 24 at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 28 at 11 a.m. and Sunday, May 1 at 2 p.m. 

General admission tickets are $8 for the public, $5 for faculty and staff, and $1 for students with their Sanddollar card. For more information or for ticket reservations, call the University Theatre box office at (361) 825-5800.