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"Incorruptible" comes to NMSU

The New Mexico State University Department of Theatre Arts and the American Southwest Theatre Company (ASTC) will present "Incorruptible" by Michael Hollinger from Sept. 29 to Oct. 8, excluding Oct. 2, at the Hershel Zohn Theatre on the NMSU campus.

be the first production of the 2006-2007 NMSU Theatre Arts/ASTC season.

Set at a time when the relics of saints drew huge crowds of visitors wherever they were housed, "Incorruptible" is loosely based on real life events of the ninth century.

"Pilgrimages were not only good for the soul, they were also good for business," said NMSU Theater Arts professor Laura Grace Godwin. "'Incorruptible' explores the intersections between these seemingly incompatible subjects."

While "Incorruptible" tackles serious subjects, it does so in a humorous way.

"At points the play is hilarious," said director Mike Wise. "It is very farcical, very funny. At the same time, it looks at serious issues that matter to us today - identity theft, the power of advertising and ultimately, the question of corruption."

Hollinger's works include "Tooth and Claw," "Tiny Island" and "Red Herring."

"'Incorruptible' is a great way to start the season," Wise said. "Through a medieval lens it takes a light-hearted look at the important issues of today."

The performances start at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays.

Tickets for all performances are $15 for the general public, $13 for senior citizens, NMSU faculty and staff and $10 for NMSU students.

Sept. 18, 2006