2019-2020 Seasons Opens with Charise Castro Smith's "The Hunchback of Seville"

Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance opens its 2019-2020 season with a production of Charise Castro Smith's historical comedy "The Hunchback of Seville." The production runs Oct. 3-9, 2019 in Wright-Curtis Theatre, located in the Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent, OH 44242. 


For tickets call 330-672-ARTS (2787), purchase online at www.kent.edu/theatredance or in person at the Performing Arts Box Office located in the Roe Green Center lobby of the Center for the Performing Arts at 1325 Theatre Drive. The box office is open Mon. – Fri., Noon to 5 pm. Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for Kent State University alumni, $14 for faculty and staff, $14 for seniors (60+) and non-Kent State students age 18 and under are $10. Tickets for full-time, Kent campus undergraduates are free of charge. Groups of 10 or more can purchase tickets for $12 per person.  Flex pass subscriptions are also available. The box office accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, checks, and cash. 


Directed by assistant professor Courtney Brown, "The Hunchback of Seville" is the bitingly funny tale of Maxima Terriblé Segunda, the reclusive adopted sister of Spain's Queen Isabella. When Maxima is suddenly given the keys to the kingdom, she will have to navigate the complex terrain of prejudice, politics, religion, and the horrors of history in this madcap take on Spanish history and colonialism. 


The production team includes costume design by assistant professor Michelle Souza, lighting design by Sierra Walker, scenic design by Noah Blievernicht, sound design by Ben Takitch, and technical direction by Alex Barnhart. Elijah Chase and Paige Dornheggen are assistant directors, Tiffanie Chau-Dang is the props master, and Madeline Sneed is the production stage manager.


For more information on "The Hunchback of Seville," please visit https://www.kent.edu/theatredance/hunchback-seville.


Please be advised that this production contains mature content and is not intended for children.




Media Contact:


Joni Koneval, 330-672-0116, jkoneval@kent.edu

POSTED: Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 2:37pm
UPDATED: Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 10:12am