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Bibliophilia, or The Orature Festival (An Original Musical)

Texas Wesleyan University - Thad Smotherman Theatre

Bibliophilia, or The Orature Festival (An Original Musical)

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Ryan Simón
Directed by Darin Martin
Stage Managed by Lauren Garza

March 12-14, 2021

Thad Smotherman Theatre, 1205 Binkley Street, 76105
Ticket Prices: $10

In Bibliophilia, a book club comes together for their annual Orature Festival where they perform stories for each other. The production is a Senior BFA Project production for Lauren Garza (stage manager), Darin Martin (director), and Ryan Simón (composter/lyricist/writer).

“Bibliophilia is a chamber folk musical,” Simón says, “if similar to a specific show, I’d say [Dave Malloy’s musical] ‘Ghost Quartet’ would be the closest comparison.” The six-person vocal cast will also serve as the orchestra and play their own instruments; they will be staged in individual booths to allow for social distancing. The additional six members of the cast will be tasked with the physical staging, movement, and choreography of the show.

Estimated Run Time: 90 minutes without an intermission.
The actors will wear masks during the performance.

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