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ASTC announces fall performances

The American Southwest Theatre Company in conjunction with the New Mexico State University Department of Theatre Arts will host three performances this fall - a classic American play, a dance drama and a holiday favorite.


The first, "Bus Stop" by William Inge, takes place on one snowy night in a roadside diner. The American drama includes eight different characters who are looking at the complicated heart of America.

"Bus Stop" will be performed Sept. 28-30 and Oct. 2-7 at the Hershel Zohn Theatre.

Next will be "A Walk in the Desert" by Ruth Cantrell, the head of the NMSU theater department. "What well is learned is never lost," the idea of the play, tells the story of a young girl that learns to value the beauty of the American Southwest.

"A Walk in the Desert" will be performed Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 27 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The last performance this fall will be an adaptation of the holiday classic "A Christmas Carol" by Tom Smith. This beloved tale by Charles Dickens tells the story of the spiteful miser Ebenezer Scrooge and his magical redemption of the Christmastime spirit.

"A Christmas Carol" will open Nov. 30 and continue Dec. 1-2, 4-9 and 14-16.

All performances will be at the Hershel Zohn Theatre at NMSU. For ticket information, call (505) 646-4515 or 1-800-646-ASTC.