ATU Theatre and Film Program Plans Shows April 12-14

Altered Memories Rehearsal 3-26-2024
A snapshot from a rehearsal of "Altered Memories" at Arkansas Tech University.

Arkansas Tech University students and faculty will present a play and a film, both written by members of the ATU community, during a three-day run in April.

“Altered Memories,” a play written by Amie Gates, and “Cryptid House,” a film written by Jasmine Greer, will be presented at ATU’s Techionery Theatre, 1502 N. El Paso Ave. in Russellville, at 7 p.m. Friday, April 12, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 13, and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 14.

Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door.

Rue Recinos and Laken Rudelis will perform the lead roles of Ego and Id in “Altered Memories.”

Gates, a senior psychology student at ATU, describes the play as a comedy with some very serious moments. Because the dialogue details real-life trauma from her life, there will be a sensitive content warning for audience members.

“Altered Memories” will be directed by Gates and Haley Sorg, assistant director.

Greer, ATU associate professor of art, wrote the screenplay for “Cryptid House” at the request of Frances Roberson, ATU assistant professor of theatre and director of the ATU theatre and film program. The film is directed by ATU student Sarah Pollock. ATU student Lane Anderson served as cinematographer.

“Cryptid House” tells the story of an average college student living in a not-so-normal residence. Greer said she “wanted it to be funny” and that the film was heavily inspired by the television series “What We Do in The Shadows.”

Cast members for “Cryptid House” include Marcus Giles, Laken Rudelis, Calvin Phillips, Dr. David Eshelman, Kaley Jones and Charlie Randall.

For more information about the April 12-14 performances and showings, call (479) 964-0890.

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