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We hope to see you at SIUE for a festival of theatrical experimentation May 29-June 1, 2013.

Fourth annual Xfest slated for May 29-June 1 at SIUE

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. - The Department of Theatre and Dance at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is proud to announce its fourth annual Xfest, a celebration of experimental theatre. This season will feature an array of performances from May 29 to June 1, 2013.

This year's five performers will present Xfest audiences with a variety of delightfully unique shows, ranging from a love story between a man and the moon to a dance-based production about climate change.

Conceived in 2009 by Peter Cocuzza, professor of theater and dance, and Chuck Harper, associate professor of theater and dance, Xfest invites artists and theater companies from around the nation to SIUE to share inventive, fresh new performances with the community and campus. The festival will feature productions from five different theatre companies, as well as master classes from some of the dance companies. Below is the schedule of performances for Xfest 2013.

Xfest 2013 Performance Schedule

Pacific Performance Projects East from Columbia, S.C.
Wednesday, May 29, 7:30 p.m. at Dunham Hall

Selected Works
Chicago Dance Crash from Chicago
Thursday, May 30, 7:30 p.m. at Metcalf Theater

The Wonderheads from Portland, Ore.
Friday, May 31, 7:30 p.m. at Metcalf Theater

Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind
Theatre 310b from St. Louis
Saturday, June 1, Time and Location TBA

Exit Disclaimer: Science and Fiction Ahead
The Seldoms from Chicago
Saturday, June 1, 7:30 p.m. at Metcalf Theater

For more information, call the SIUE Department of Theater and Dance, (618) 650-5614.

Xfest is made possible through the generous support of the Office of the Provost, College of Arts & Sciences, the Department of Theater and Dance and audiences like you. We would like to say a special thank you to Grant Andree and the SIUE Arts & Issues Series for partnering with Xfest to extend the series into the summer.

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