DATE:  January 17, 2007       
CONTACT: Michelle Cervantes 361.825.3756; or Steve Paschal 361.825.2336
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Theatre Department to Present Encore Performances of Award-Winning “Bloody Poetry”

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Theatre Department at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will present encore performances of its award-winning production of “Bloody Poetry” on Friday, Feb. 9 and Saturday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. in the Warren Theatre located in the University’s Center for the Arts.

The cast of characters in “Bloody Poetry” includes the famous English Romantic literary celebrities Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Mary Shelley and Claire Clairemont. Based on the historic meeting of the Shelleys and Byron at Lake Geneva, Switzerland in 1816, the play follows the characters on a stormy voyage toward radicalism, free love, revolution, politics and a search for the meaning of artistic sacrifice. These virtues and vices are explored in this extraordinary dream play which begins and ends in Mary Shelley’s creation of her literary monster, Frankenstein.

“Bloody Poetry” received the Critic’s Choice Award at the Texas II festival in Houston last November and the production was one of seven shows from Oklahoma, Louisiana, New Mexico, Arkansas, and Texas, selected to perform at the Region VI Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival in Tulsa, Okla., on Tuesday, March 1. The production also received several individual awards in lighting, set, acting, and Irene Ryan nominations. This is the second consecutive year that an A&M-Corpus Christi production has been selected to perform at the Region VI Festival.

“Bloody Poetry” contains adult themes and is intended for mature audiences. For ticket information call 361.825.2316.