Contact: Wendel Sloan at 505.562.2253
PORTALES—A group of faculty members at Eastern New Mexico University will perform Mitch Albom's “And the Winner Is…” on Dec. 1 at 2 and 7 p.m., and Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. Directed by Bob Vartabedian, vice president for Academic Affairs, all performances will be staged in Buchanan Hall in the Music Building.
“And the Winner Is…” tells the comic story of Tyler Jones, a self-obsessed movie star who is finally nominated for an Oscar, then dies the night before the awards. Outraged at his bad luck and determined to know if he wins (even though he is dead), he bargains with a heavenly gatekeeper to return to earth for the big night. Along the way, he drags his agent, his acting rival, his bombshell girlfriend, and his ex-wife into the journey.
The play has a very wholesome ending, but gets there through some adult/PG-13 themes.
Tickets are $10 general admission and $5 for students. The proceeds will benefit ENMU scholarships and the Main Street Project’s endeavor to restore the historic Yam Theatre in downtown Portales. For tickets, call 575.562.2373.
This Faculty Showcase production stars Mary Ayala, Patrice Caldwell, Don Criss, Don Elder, Antony Oldknow and Tomas Tamayo. The production team is comprised Jo Laney, assistant director; Mickey Morgan, technical director, and Duane Ryan, production consultant. Other production crew members include Suzanne Balch-Lindsay, Judith Haislett, Peggy Hardman, Vicky Medley and Veena Parboteeah.
For more information, call Bob Vartabedian at 575.562.2312.