Experimental Theater to present ‘Precious Sons’

The student-directed production “Precious Sons” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 4–6, at the Mesa Experimental Theater in Colorado Mesa University’s Moss Performing Arts Center, 1231 N. 12th St.

Senior acting/directing major Andrew Johnsen selected the play and went through a proposal process with the theater department in order to receive approval for directing, the release said.

“Precious Sons” is a story of opportunity and escape. Written by George Furth, it tells of “a young, budding actor that is offered a part in a touring company of ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ — and the chance to escape the crumbling marriage of his overworked father and nagging mother,” a news release said.

“Precious Sons” is rated R for strong language.

Tickets cost $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $6 for students and are available by calling the box office at 248-1604 or by going to coloradomesa.edu/moss/theatretickets.html.

The stage for the play will be the Mesa Experimental Theatre, or MET, which is “a versatile black box which seats up to 150 people in an almost unlimited number of possible performance configurations. Designed primarily as a laboratory space, the MET is home to both student-produced and directed performances and faculty productions with a more ‘cutting-edge’ feel than traditional mainstage offerings,” according to the university’s website.


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