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'Delta Rhapsody' inspires resiliency, sustainability of the human spirit

By Alec Jennings
University News Service
September 8, 2010

Delta Rhapsody

Nadine Mozon wrote and stars in Delta Rhapsody. (Photo by Brian Diggs)

The Texas State University-San Marcos Department of Theatre and Dance presents Delta Rhapsody Sept. 9-11 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 12 at 2 p.m. in the PSH Foundation Studio Theatre on campus.

The one-woman performance features the acting and original writing of Texas State faculty member Nadine Mozon, who has performed the play to critical acclaim in Austin and New York. Directed by Madge Darlington, the story features Delta Rhapsody, a broken-down night club diva in a multi-character, multi-themed work described as comically and poignantly exploring race relations, Hurricane Katrina, love and human connectedness.

Mozon said the story fits well with Texas State's Common Experience theme: sustainability.

"This really is about personal, emotional sustainability and the resiliency of the human spirit," Mozon said. "People seem to be very moved by the sense of human connectedness and the resiliency in Delta's character. The very nature of a delta, a confluence of rivers, or people’s stories intersecting, staying afloat—or not—is the current that keeps compassion present, allowing Delta’s specific stories to envelop the universality of the human condition."

Delta Rhapsody also features the original music composition and performance of Michael Stevens as well as Doug Marcis on drums.

Tickets are $10 general admission and $5 for students and go on sale Sept. 6 at 10 a.m. at the Texas State box office. For more information regarding tickets please call (512) 245-2204. For more information regarding the play or other Department of Theatre and Dance events, please call (512) 245-2147.