The University of Texas-Pan American production of “Elizabeth and Robert” has been rescheduled for March 1-4 at the University Theatre.
Originally planned for early December, the play was postponed due to former Alumni Association Director Alice Hawley's illness. She now will perform the two-person play with her husband and the play’s author, former associate communications professor Dr. James Hawley.
Performances are at 8 p.m. each night Thursday through Saturday, with a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday. A reception with refreshments will follow in the Studio Theatre.
Tickets are $5 general admission, $10 reserved. Students and faculty from other colleges and high schools are $3, and UTPA faculty, staff and students are free with ID.
The play is based on the writings of the famous poets Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning. It is a staged reading culled from their own love letters and poems.
Hawley worked on the script all fall, going through the 572 love letters from their joint correspondence to find the perfect combination to entertain Rio Grande Valley audiences. This pair of famous literary lovers, after a tumultuous but totally romantic courtship, had one of the happiest marriages of any literary figures.
In honor of the Hawley’s service to UTPA and the community, the Department of Communication also is creating a scholarship.
For information on “Elizabeth and Robert” and/or the scholarship, contact the UTPA box office at 956/381-3581.