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SFA School of Theatre to present student-directed 'Last Chance'


NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will present the student-directed one-act play “Last Chance” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, in Regents Suite A in the Baker Pattillo Student Center on the SFA campus. The show will also be livestreamed.


Johana Lenington, senior theatre education major from Houston, directs “Last Chance,” written by SFA School of Theatre senior lecturer Jackie Rosenfeld. The play revolves around the lives of a young married couple, Ray and Shannon. Shannon loves her husband and the life that they have built together, but when Ray’s addiction to alcohol begins to affect their happy lives, Shannon gives Ray a chance to forfeit drinking to save their marriage. When Ray continues to drink, Shannon must decide if she is willing to stay and work through his addiction or leave the situation.


The cast includes Terrell junior Ryleigh Compton as Shannon; Midland freshman Zachary Jebsen as Ray; and Little Elm freshman Mariano Aguirre as Dough.


Stage manager is Valeria De La Cruz, Zacatecas, Mexico, senior; scenic designer is Julianna Flores, Pasadena senior; costume designer is Zach White, Buffalo senior; lighting designer is Cynthia Tovar, Southeast Houston junior; sound designer is Salvador Nunez, Plant City, Florida, sophomore; and properties master is Jenna Alley, Kingwood senior.


Transferring to SFA in fall 2019, Lenington has portrayed characters Rose in “Dancing at Lughnana,” Chloe in “The Curse of Plenty,” Miranda in “The Tempest,” and Mrs. Martin in “The Bald Soprano.” She made her directing debut last fall with “A Perfect Match” by Stariana Johnson. Lenington stated she is “thrilled to have the opportunity to direct ‘Last Chance’ by Jackie Rosenfeld, and I am excited for more directing opportunities in the future.”


Among other plays written by Rosenfeld are “Corner Lot,” “keepingabreast,” “Queen of the Mist” and “Performing Politics.” She is currently working on a play titled “Rodeo Rose.”


Faculty production advisor for “Last Chance” is Scott Shattuck.


Tickets are $4. Seating is limited, and face coverings are required. Social distancing protocols will be observed. To purchase tickets or virtual access, visit the SFA Fine Arts Box Office online at or call (936) 468-6407. Box office sales end at 3 p.m. on Feb. 19. For more information about the play, call the School of Theatre at (936) 468-4003 or visit

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