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Meet the cast of Theatre Wesleyan's 'VSMS,' opening this week

02.06.2017 | By: Texas Wesleyan University

Meet the cast of Theatre Wesleyan's third production of the 2016-17 seasonVanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike By Christopher Durang. The show opens this week beginning, Feb. 9, at the Thad Smotherman Theatre

Tickets are now available at the Theatre Wesleyan website. For the full performance schedule and box office information, please click here.

To buy tickets, call 817-531-4211 or visit the online box office. Through the Student Theatrical Experience Fund (STEF), all Texas Wesleyan students can go to the show for free. Take advantage of your opportunity for a little free entertainment and support your fellow Rams.

Colton Mallory (Vanya) is a senior theatre major.  He served as director for our recent production of Stop Kissand lighting designer for When The Rain Stops Falling. His previous Theatre Wesleyan onstage credits include 33 Variations (Schindler), The Heiress (Arthur Townsend), The Drowsy Chaperone (Gangster #2), Sylvia (Tom, Phyllis, Leslie), Fuddy Meers (Millet), The Survivor (Markowsky), Rent (Benny), The School For Scandal (Sir Peter Teazle), The 39 Steps (Richard Hannay), Clue: The Musical (Mr. Green).  Colton is a recipient of the Alpha Psi Omega Award for Best Actor for The 39 Steps.

Kimberly Owen (Sonia) is a sophomore theatre major.  Her previous onstage Theatre Wesleyan credits include Stop Kiss (Callie u/s), When The Rain Stops Falling (Elizabeth Law – Younger), The School For Scandal (Lady Teazle) and Telling Tales (Woman), and technical credits include Stop Kiss (Properties Design), Metamorphoses (Assistant Stage Manager), The 39 Steps (Dramaturg), and Clue: The Musical (Stage Manager).  Kim is a member of Alpha Psi Omega and a recipient of the Alpha Psi Omega Award for Outstanding Newcomer. This is for you Mawmaw.

Jasmine West (Masha) is a senior theatre major.  Her previous Theatre Wesleyan onstage credits include Stop Kiss (Sara), 33 Variations (Dr. Gertrude Ladenburger), Fuddy Meers (Gertie), Rent (Ensemble/Blanket Lady), The School For Scandal (Candour), and Telling Tales (Pupa), and technical credits include When The Rain Stops Falling (Box Office Manager), Sylvia (Stage Manager) and The Survivor (Properties Design).  Local credits include The Vagina Monologues (Coochie Snortcher) at Pantagleize Theatre.  Jasmine is a member of Mortar Board and Alpha Psi Omega, and is a recipient of the Dean’s List Award, a Theatre Wesleyan scholarship, and was named a President’s Scholar.

Tristen Brown (Spike) is a freshman theatre major; this is his Theatre Wesleyan mainstage debut. His previous Theatre Wesleyan technical credits include Stop Kiss (Wardrobe Crew) and When The Rain Stops Falling (Usher). Tristen is a recipient of the Wesleyan Grant, the University Scholarship, and a Theatre Wesleyan scholarship.

Holli Price (Cassandra/Assistant Sound Design) is a transfer junior theatre major; this is her Theatre Wesleyan mainstage debut. She served as assistant stage manager for Stop Kiss and properties design for When The Rain Stops Falling. Her previous technical credits include Reasons to be Pretty (Stage Manager), Lone Star & Laundry and Bourbon (Assistant Director), Anatomy of Gray (Stage Manager), and Shorts! An Evening of 10-Minute Plays (Stage Manager).  She is a member of USITT and a recipient of the Transfer Achievement Scholarship.

Crystal Salazar (Nina) is a junior theatre major.  Her previous onstage Theatre Wesleyan credits include The Survivor (Hela) and Metamorphoses.  Technical credits include assistant stage management for Rent and Clue: The Musical.  Crystal serves as Secretary for both Alpha Psi Omega and Lambda Tau Zeta and is an Orientation Leader for Student Engagement and a Resident Assistant For Elizabeth Hall.  She is a recipient of the Dean’s Scholarship and the Dean’s List Award.

About the show

Winner of the 2013 Tony Award® for Best Play! Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home in Bucks County, PA, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike. Old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house. Also on the scene are sassy maid Cassandra, who can predict the future, and a lovely young aspiring actress named Nina, whose prettiness somewhat worries the imperious Masha.

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