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Five reasons to experience outdoor theatre production, 'At A Distance'

09.28.2020 | By: Texas Wesleyan University
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Theatre Wesleyan will present a social-distanced outdoor theatre production from Friday, Oct. 2 through Sunday, Oct. 4 on the Kay Granger Mall. At A Distance is written and directed by professor of theatre Connie Whitt-Lambert and includes additional material from classic literature.

All plans and information are subject to change and announcements will be made in the event adjustments are, or need to be, made for the safety of our faculty, staff, students and audience.

Here are five reasons to see the upcoming play:

1. Tickets are free

Tickets are free for the general public and the Texas Wesleyan community of faculty, staff, alumni and students. It is recommended that everyone reserve a ticket in advance by going online to txwes.edu/theatretickets and using the code FREE at check-out.

2. Everyone, including the actors, will be socially distant

To keep everyone safe, audience members will be required to wear a mask and will be escorted to a spot on the Kay Granger Mall. Spots will be between six and ten feet away from other parties. Parties may be split into two spots if needed. All you need to do is bring a lawn chair or a blanket to enjoy the one-hour show. By doing the show outdoors, we are providing minimal to no contact points between everyone involved and in attendance.

3. Experience a live event

With the current conditions, live in-person events have been scarce. If you feel comfortable enough to join us, we would be delighted to have you! Enjoy a night of live theatre under the stars outside the new Martin Center which acts as a wonderful scenic element to our production.

4. Story about connection

At A Distance uses inspiration from the most prolific authors, poets, philosophers and playwrights to tell the story of two strangers who discover a shared appreciation for solitude and a love of classical literature. While these two people are physical separated, they still find a way to connect to one another. This lesson reminds us that we are able to do the same even in the circumstances that we are living in.

5. Support TXWES students

Support a group of talented young theatre artists who have persevered to provide live entertainment in an environment that promotes and practices safety. Our students have been ready to present theatre with a burst of creative energy that we hope you all are able to see. You can also see one of the other Six Plays At Six Feet productions this semester!


Performances will be held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. This production will not have matinee performances and will not be available to stream.

For more information about the show, and to purchase tickets, please visit Theatre Wesleyan website.

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