American Dream Play, a Production Written and
Directed by UTD Professor, to Open March 31

RICHARDSON, Texas (March 23, 2006) — Beginning March 31, a professor in the School of Arts and Humanities at T he University of Texas at Dallas (UTD), Fred Curchack, will direct An American Dream Play, a production that he also wrote. The play is set to open in UTD’s University Theatre and runs through April 9, with Friday and Saturday performances at 8 p.m ., and Sunday performances at 2:30 p.m. 

In the play, God’s daughter comes to earth to experience what it is like to be human. Feasting on the fruits of civilization, she discovers marriage, family, education, politics, war and religion. The production is a reworking of August Strindberg’s classic, A Dream Play, which follows the wisdom of the subconscious on a journey into and beyond modern life.

Curchack, an internationally acclaimed performer, director and playwright, has created more than 70 original works. The Dallas Morning News critic Lawson Taitte proclaimed him “ Dallas’ resident theatrical wizard.” Curchack’s most recent project, Gauguin’s Shadow, received the Dallas/Fort Worth Theatre Critics’ award for Best New Play.

Additional information about An American Dream Play can be found at http://ah.utdallas.edu/season0506/americandream.htm.

Tickets for the show are $15 for general admission and free to UTD students who present valid identification. UTD ticket office hours are from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and at the door one hour prior to show time. To purchase tickets in advance using Visa, MasterCard or Discover, please call 972-883-2552.

For information about the many musical, arts, theatre, dance and other performances and exhibitions held throughout the year at UTD, please call 972-UTD-ARTS (972-883-2787), e-mail utdarts@utdallas.edu, or visit the School of Arts and Humanities’ Web site at http://ah.utdallas.edu/. Persons with disabilities needing special accommodations may call 972-883-2982, Texas Relay Operator: 1-800-RELAYVV.

About UTD

The University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor®, enrolls nearly 14,500 students. The school’s freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores. The university offers a broad assortment of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs. For additional information about UTD, please visit the university’s website at www.utdallas.edu.