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A&M-Commerce to Stage Student Plays for Canned Goods

Dajonay Stewart

A Texas A&M University-Commerce Theatre class will host a student organized production of 5 plays in the upcoming weeks. “5 Shades of Red” are five 10 minute plays written by the theatre class as a part of a charity event to receive donations for the Commerce Food Pantry.

The class professor and senior lecturer, Jim Anderson, is very persistent on getting the campus and community involved. The students have put a lot of work into rehearsing, directing the plays, and promoting it outside of the class. The students have created a Facebook group, “5 Shades of Red, TAMU-Commerce” to encourage others to join in on the fundraising. “It’s an example of the Arts doing well in the community,” says Anderson.

The students have cast the plays amongst themselves and have set up a stage crew own their own. “5 Shades of Red” plays are all based on the winter holidays with a recurring theme of red, ranging from comedy to drama. Anderson says, “The students have worked hard by dealing with everything from the costume design, set designs, and directing.”

Admission to the play is free with one exception; bring a canned food good to donate to the Food Pantry. The play will be held in the Black Box of the Performing Arts Center on December 10th at 5pm. For more information please call, 903-886-5338.