New musical written by WMU students focus of reading

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Watson, Bonds and Sabo

KALAMAZOO—A rock musical, written by two Western Michigan University theatre students, will be the focus of a staged reading at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

"Enough" was written by theatre majors Kevin Watson III and Nathan Sabo and explores themes of contemporary racial misunderstanding and disenfranchisement.

The musical received professional development in Chicago, and guest director Rufus Bonds Jr. is working with the all-student cast. WMU voice faculty member Gregory Harrell provides vocal direction and Matt Shabala is the music director.

Rufus Bonds Jr.

Bonds is a well-known director and actor. He has directed productions for Playwrights Horizons Off-Broadway, as well as for the Muse Machine and Paradigm Entertainment. New York and national audiences have enjoyed his Broadway performances, and he was nominated for the 1999 Drama Desk Award as best supporting actor for his portrayal of the role of Jim in "Parade."

The reading of "Enough" is free to the general public and students. A discussion with the director and authors will follow the performance.

For more information, contact Emily Duguay at emily.duguay@wmich.edu or (269) 387-6222.