Contact: Wendel Sloan at 575.562.2253
PORTALES—The Department of Theatre and Dance at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will present "Perla de Luna" at 7 p.m. nightly from Wednesday, Jan. 23, through Saturday, Jan. 26, in the University Theater Center, Studio.
The show begins at 7 p.m. each night. General admission is $4.
Directed by Felipe Macias, professor of theatre at ENMU, the play is part of a series of Portales "porch" plays currently in development by ENMU alumni and Portales native Leonard Madrid. A one-act version was presented as a reading at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region VI in Tulsa, Okla., in March 2007. The play was subsequently juried and invited to the 2008 regional festival in Huntsville, Texas, as a fully realized production.
"The Department of Theatre and Dance is proud to present Mr. Madrid’s work not only because he is a graduate of our program but, more importantly, because he is one of a handful of young playwrights working to establish a cultural voice specific to New Mexico in the world’s dramatic community," said Macias.
The play features Hillary Livingston from Portales as Perla de Luna whose performance is done for partial completion of the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, Laura Holder from Artesia as Cruz, DeDe Gonzales as Mariposa from Portales, Alberto J. Hernandez from Los Angeles as Calletano, Julie Amber Dorado as Estrella from Carlsbad, and Mike Jimenez as Oro from Roswell.
For more information, call the Department of Theatre and Dance at 575.562.2711, or the Box Office at 575.562.2710.