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Seascape with Sharks and Dancer
 
Playwright Don Nigro’s “Seascape with Sharks and Dancer” will open the fall semester of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre’s student-directed plays.
 
Directed by Center senior Avery Tindol, the full-length play will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, in the Downstage Theatre on the SFA campus.
 
“Seascape with Sharks and Dancer” is recommended for mature audiences. Tickets are $6. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit theatre.sfasu.edu. The Downstage Theatre is located in the Griffith Fine Arts Building, 2222 Alumni Drive.
 
 
Guenther-Petti faculty recital
 
Christina Guenther and Ron Petti, faculty members in the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music, will present the recital “Poems and Dragons” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus as a feature of the SFA Friends of Music Concert Series.
 
Guenther, professor of flute, and Petti, professor and director of accompanying at SFA, will present a program of music by Charles Griffes, Jennifer Higdon, Eric Ewazen and Howard Buss. – all American composers.
 
Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.
 
 
 
SFA School of Theatre to present ‘Sweat'
 
A play that speaks to working class Americans with real-life issues opens the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre’s Mainstage Series this fall. 
 
Lynn Nottage’s “Sweat” won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The play opens at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, for a five-night run in W.M. Turner Auditorium in what will be the play’s Texas premiere. It is recommended for mature audiences.
 
Single tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and $7.50 for students/youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.theatre.sfasu.edu.
 
 
 
SFA Percussion Ensemble
 
The Percussion Ensemble at Stephen F. Austin State University will present its first concert of the fall semester at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus. 
 
The diverse program includes works by Dr. Brad Meyer, director of the SFA percussion studio and of the Percussion Ensemble, Steve Reich, Jacob Druckman, Nick Werth, Joe Moore, Eric Sammut and Joseph Aiello.
 
Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.
 
 
 
 
Cuba and the Cameraman
 
The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and the Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of the documentary “Cuba and the Cameraman” at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.
 
The film, written and directed by Emmy-winning filmmaker Joe Alpert, depicts life in Cuba through Alpert’s lens for three struggling families over the course of 45 years.
 
The Cole Art Center is located at 329 E. Main St. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.
 
 
SFA presents ‘An Evening with Branford Marsalis’
 
The College of Fine Arts at Stephen F. Austin State University will present its first Encore Event performance of the 2018-19 year with “An Evening with Branford Marsalis” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.
 
Encore Event tickets are $45 for Section A seating; $36 for Section B seating; and $27 for Section C seating. Discounts are available for seniors, students, children and SFA faculty and staff members. This performance by renowned Grammy Award?winning saxophonist and Tony Award nominee Branford Marsalis is sponsored in part by Elliott Electric Supply.
 
For more information, visit finearts.sfasu.edu, stop by the Box Office in Room 211 of the Griffith Fine Arts Building, or call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.
 
 
 
SFA presents ‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow'
 
The Children’s Performing Arts Series at Stephen F. Austin State University will open its 2018-19 season with two performances of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” on Wednesday, Oct. 17.
 
Join Ichabod Crane, Brom Bones, the lovely Katrina Van Tassel, the residents of Tarry Town and, of course, the Headless Horseman, as they live the story made famous by the legend. This version by Virginia Repertory Theatre is not too scary for children and targets students in kindergarten through fifth grade.
 
Performances are at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus. Tickets are $7.50 for individuals and $6 per person for groups of 20 or more. To order tickets, call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS. Visit the CPAS website at www.cpas.sfasu.edu for additional information.
 
 
 
SFA presents SYBARITE5
 
The College of Fine Arts at Stephen F. Austin State University will present the contemporary string ensemble SYBARITE5 at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.
 
With knockout engagements around the country, SYBARITE5 has wowed audiences at venues including Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. This performance is sponsored in part Cataract, Glaucoma, Cornea & Retina Consultants of East Texas/Benchmark Optical/Medical Arts Surgery Center.
 
Single event ticket prices for the University Series are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, $12.50 for SFA faculty and staff and $10 for non-SFA students/youth. For more information, visit finearts.sfasu.edu, stop by the Box Office in Room 211 of the Griffith Fine Arts Building, or call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.
 
 
 

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