University Theatre at Angelo State University will present its holiday dinner theatre production of the literary classic “Little Women” beginning Thursday, Dec. 1, in the ASU Modular Theatre.

Performances will be at 8 p.m. Dec. 1-3 and 8-10, with dinner served at 6:45 p.m. There will also be a matinee performance at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, with dinner served at 12:45 p.m. Tickets are $20 for the general public, $15 for non-ASU students and Arts at ASU subscribers, and $12.50 for ASU students and ASU Activity Card holders. The ASU Modular Theatre is located in the Carr Education-Fine Arts (EFA) Building, 2602 Dena Drive.

The dinner menu will include chicken cordon bleu, beef tips with noodles, green beans, carrots and potatoes, a salad bar and dessert.

Adapted from the novel by Louisa May Alcott, “Little Women” presents the adventures of the March sisters, Amy, Beth, Jo and Meg, and their mother, Marmee. The ASU production features all the great scenes from the book, including the Christmas scene when the girls spend their Christmas money on presents for their mother. The structure of the play faithfully covers that of the novel, interweaving the lives of the March girls and Laurie, the boy next door, as they grow up happily together; yet the action is contained neatly in one set. All the overtones of gaiety and undertones of sadness are there, bringing the story completely to life in a way that is both accurate and dramatically satisfying.

Under the direction of Dr. Bill Doll, director of University Theatre, the student cast is composed of Nick Cline, Taylor Dabbs, Mikaela Davis, Jaslyn Diaz, Sonja Gonzales, Lindsey Jones, Natalie McCurdy, Kelli McLaurin, Dimitri Miller-Moreno, Kyle Newman and Bryce Real. Student understudies are Angela Cavada, Sabrina Idom, Mason Tabor and Neeley Watson.

The student production staff and crew include Logan Burgess, stage manager; Mason Gable, costume designer and wardrobe supervisor; Brittani Beggs and Cheyenne Mickler, wardrobe assistants; Idom, master electrician/light board operator; Simone Hutchison, electrician; Arianna Gonzalez, sound technician; Drianna Bramer, properties manager; Kameron Dennis and Katharine Patrick, assistant properties managers; Bramer and Mikayla Heflin, running crew; Imani Ross, house manager; and Eli Rodriguez, box office manager.

Chasity Neutze is ASU’s resident costumer, and Greg Gonzales is resident technical director and lighting designer.

Tickets go on sale for Arts at ASU subscribers on Monday, Nov. 14, at the ASU box office in the EFA Building. Ticket sales open to the general public on Nov. 16. The box office is open 2-6 p.m. weekdays.
For reservations and/or ticket information, call 325-942-2000.