The scenic design for The Dispute is by another newcomer to the Department of Theatre and Dance, Inseung Park. Park, who joins the faculty at UNM this fall, was the resident scene designer and scenic charge artist for Raclin School of the Arts at Indiana University South Bend 2006-2013 where he designed and painted sets for numerous productions including Pippin, West Side Story, Godspell, James and Giant Peach and Raisin In The Sun. Inseung is a company member at Provision Theatre in Chicago, where he has designed a number of world-premiere productions. He is a native Seoul Korean designer and brings his passion and experience in scene design to the students at UNM.
Student designers for this production include costume design by Loren Kathleen Billington and lighting design by Matthew Lee. Choreography is by UNM graduate student Lisa Nevada and live music will be performed by cellist Briana Reed. The cast features Stephen Armijo as The Prince, Katie Farmin as Hermaine, his mistress, Jenny Hoffman and Jose Castro as Carise and Mesrou, the servants. The young lovers are Rhiannon Frazier as Eglé, Grey Blanco as Azor, Andee Schray as Adine and Harrison Sim as Mesrin. Gabby Lara, Nick Pippin and Saranda Kalaveshi complete the cast as courtiers.
Performances of The Dispute are Friday, Sept. 27, Saturday, Sept. 28, Thursday, Oct. 3, Friday, Oct. 4and Saturday, Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 29 and Sunday, Oct. 6 at 2 p.m. in the Experimental Theatre, located in the lower level of the Center for the Arts on UNM’s main campus. Due to some mature content, this production is not suitable for children and is recommended for teens and above. Ticket prices are $15 general admission, $12 UNM faculty and seniors, and $10 UNM staff and all students.
Tickets are available at the UNM Ticket Offices located at the UNM Bookstore, Central and Cornell, or the Arena (The Pit), University and Avenida Caesar Chavez, and by calling (505) 925-5858. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.unmtickets.com. More information is available online at UNM Theatre and Dance or by calling 277-4332.