UTPA University Theatre brings ancient Roman play to town
By Brig Lopez III, Informational Writer II
Posted: 02/14/2000
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EDINBURG – The University of Texas-Pan American Theatre will present the second show of the season, The Menaechmi, by Platus, Dec. 1-5 at the University Theatre.

This comedy is the story of a set of twins – portrayed by Mauro Flores Jr. and Burton Gazzara – who were separated at birth and the misunderstandings that occur when one brother arrives in town and encounters his twin’s wife, friends and mistress.

“This will be the most energetic role I will have played in all the shows I’ve done here,” Flores said.

Flores – who recently graduated from UTPA – is a veteran actor who has participated in more than a dozen University shows.

Associate professor Eric Wiley will direct. Wiley is the newest member of the University Theatre department. He comes from Louisiana where he earned a Ph-D in theatre.

“I am very excited about The Menaechmi being the first play I direct for the university,” Wiley said. Tickets for the show are $5 for general admission and $10 for reserved seating. UTPA students and a guest are free with a validated I.D.

For more information, contact the University Theatre at 956/381-3581.